CMDB Systems: the Quiet Revolution

By Dennis Drogseth on Jun 27, 2011 1:41:29 PM

The notion that the CMDB is now entering a “mature” phase
is naïve, and in many respects refuted by the high levels of innovation
attested to here. We are admittedly looking at toddlers learning
to walk, but what a transformation they may bring to the market, and to our
whole view of service management, as they take their first few steps!!

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Insights from “Operationalizing Cloud” Research

By Dennis Drogseth on Jan 14, 2011 3:32:40 PM

EMA has just collected some new data regarding how IT organizations are seeking to assimilate cloud services from a top-down, service management perspective. The data gathered in December of 2010, spanned 155 global respondents with high percentages of executives (better than 50% director and above) – as the goal was to understand how senior management and cross-domain organizations that usually have senior executive leadership are leveraging cloud computing.

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Ten Things to Watch for in 2011

By Dennis Drogseth on Jan 12, 2011 5:09:37 PM

A lot comes to mind with a title like this one.  So, let’s start by wiping away areas like politics and finances (except as they relate to IT), births, deaths, marriages and celebrities.  In fact, there’s still a very long list of possibilities by just focusing on IT and everything that goes into managing and optimizing services - let alone all of the trends around cloud.

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Contrarian Accelerators

By Dennis Drogseth on Nov 29, 2010 8:39:07 AM

Over the Thanksgiving holidays, I’ve had time to reflect on a concept that I’ve decided to call “Contrarian Accelerators.” The first name I came up with as “Perverse Accelerators” – which seemed more memorable, but a tad politically incorrect, somehow. The best adjective – and I’m open to suggestions – would fall somewhere between “contrarian” [...]

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Points of Integration

By Dennis Drogseth on Nov 12, 2010 9:17:12 AM

Sometimes… OK most of the time …  the terms and words we use for “things” in service management are in themselves landmines. One of the worst culprits is of course the term “CMDB” which I like to compare to ‘The Holy Roman Empire” – which as H.G. Wells pointed out was neither “holy” nor “Roman” [...]

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