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Configuration Management White Papers

  • Change vs. Configuration Management

    Sponsored by: Beta Systems

    Download this E-Guide to learn more about the differences – and crucial distinctions – between change management and configuration management disciplines and the important roles each one plays while building a successful IT strategy.

  • Smart Automation for Security Policy Management

    Sponsored by: Skybox Security

    Gartner predicts that by the end of 2020 as many as 99% of firewall breaches will be a result of misconfigurations rather than software issues. To address misconfigurations, security teams are turning to analytics-driven automation tools. Read on to learn more about their capabilities & how they can help meet your security needs.

  • 2020 Cloud Misconfigurations Report

    Sponsored by: DivvyCloud

    Across 2018 and 2019, data breaches caused by cloud misconfiguration resulted in the exposure of over 33 billion records, which led to a loss of nearly $5 trillion. In this report, explore the underlying causes of this threat and discover best practices for avoiding a misconfiguration-related incident.

  • Modern ITOps Best Practices vs. Hybrid IT

    Sponsored by: Beta Systems

    Download a copy of this expert E-Guide to learn about the latest and emerging IT ops, networking, and CMDB practices being used to tackle hybrid infrastructure management responsibilities, including a look at infrastructure-as-code (IaC) and configuration-as-code (CaC) tools.

  • Configuration Management: Addressing GRC Challenges

    Sponsored by: ServiceNow

    Configuration management enables security teams to configure, update and patch systems more efficiently. In this e-guide, dive deeper into configuration management to learn some the key features, benefits, and how it can improve governance, risk management and compliance (GRC).

  • Using SAM to Build Your CMDB

    Sponsored by: ServiceNow

    Jump inside this guide to learn how to use the architecture of SAM platforms as a framework for the creation and maintenance of a CMDB – and as IT asset volume grows, how to keep it as scalable and accurate as possible.

  • Configuration Management and CMDB for Dummies

    Sponsored by: ServiceNow

    Inside this 50-page guide, learn how to build and maintain a configuration management strategy that gives your organization full view into its infrastructure – and how to give your CMDB projects wings.

  • Populate and Maintain your CMDB with ServiceNow Discovery

    Sponsored by: ServiceNow

    Inside this CMDB playbook, learn how to set up your ServiceNow Discovery environment in a way that keeps your current configuration management list up-to-date and reliable.

  • 5 Steps to Successfully Deploying a Healthy CMDB

    Sponsored by: ServiceNow

    A healthy, high-functioning CMDB doesn't happen by chance – instead, it requires some serious planning. Flip through five CMDB best practices for planning, executing, and sustaining a configuration management strategy that matches your enterprise's needs.

  • Continuous Integration and Delivery with Ansible

    Sponsored by: Red Hat

    If your team is struggling to enable continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD), it may be time to consider implementing an IT automation engine. Read on here to learn about an open source automation engine that could help you enable CI/CD with zero downtime.

  • A configuration management plan needs to be a custom fit

    Sponsored by: SearchITOperations

    Choosing a configuration management tool is made especially difficult by the fact that many different vendors provide tools that do more or less the same things. Read this buyer's guide to compare product offerings such CFEngine, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, and many more.

  • Automate and Orchestrate Your IT Operations

    Sponsored by: SearchITOperations

    Even though configuration management systems are set to automate upgrades and save time, but are they right for every IT organization? This handbook examines how your IT organization should use configuration management to test new releases and automate certain tasks.

  • How Middleware Software Speeds Application Delivery

    Sponsored by: Red Hat

    This e-guide provides an in-depth Q&A session with middleware software experts Akbar Aziz and Calvin Martin about middleware automation. Learn how middleware automation speeds application delivery, simplifies configuration management, and allows microservices, containers, and cloud services to be introduced into enterprise architectures.

  • The Benefits of ITSM Principles

    Sponsored by: CDW Corporation

    In this expert e-guide, examine the various benefits that an ITSM (IT service management) approach can provide an organization. Additionally, learn advice on how to integrate configuration management and IT asset management to optimize benefits and improve performance.

  • Avoiding Audits - How to Get Of Software Vendors’ Radar

    Sponsored by: Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

    Software license audits bog down operations and can be costly, though the ultimate sacrifice of the audit process is the relationship with customers. View this whitepaper to identify the 4 key triggers for being identified by a vendor for an audit, and how to alter habits to avoid unjust scrutiny.

  • 10 Common Problems that Application Performance Management Helps You Solve

    Sponsored by: Riverbed Technology, Inc.

    This white paper breaks down the top ten quality and performance issues that application performance management can help to solve by detecting applications' performance problems and their causes.

  • Infographic: The Total Economic Impact of WANdisco SVN MultiSite

    Sponsored by: WANdisco

    A recent Forrester Research Total Economic Impact (TEI) Report revealed that SVN MultiSite delivered a return on investment (ROI) of 357% with a payback period of less than two months. View this infographic to get an easy-to-read breakdown of the key findings of Forrester's report.

  • Service-Oriented Configuration Management

    Sponsored by: Pangea Systems

    This whitepaper details the core functionality and key benefits of service-oriented configuration management and offers up a four-step approach for implementation.

  • Operational Decision Management for Dummies

    Sponsored by: IBM

    Many organizations struggle with business rules that are hidden inside applications and processes, making them difficult to change. In this e-book from the "For Dummies" series, learn how Operational Decision Management (ODM) provides a set of tools and methods to automate your business decisions for increased accuracy and effectiveness.

  • Keeping Distributed Endpoints Safe and Compliant

    Sponsored by: IBM

    Keeping distributed endpoints safe and compliant has become a costly, complex and time consuming task. In this resource uncover how to overcome these challenges with an approach that provides real-time visibility and control over endpoints and quickly remediates issues to help ensure continuous security and compliance.

  • Microsoft Exchange 2010 on Dell Systems: Small and Branch Office Configurations

    Sponsored by: Dell EMC and Microsoft

    This whitepaper demonstrates the Dell Systems configuration models that are available for small and branch office configurations with Microsoft Exchange 2010. These solutions are especially designed for businesses of up to 1,000 mailboxes.

  • Data Sheet: What's New in Red Hat Satellite 5.6?

    Sponsored by: Red Hat

    Discover the new Red Hat Satellite 5.6 capabilities and features that provide administrators with the means to efficiently manage their systems, lowering per-system deployment and management costs.

  • Don't Be a Hostage to Your ERP System

    Sponsored by: CSC

    ERP systems are essential to the functioning of your business, but when it comes to customizing ERP systems to fit changing needs, it can be a lengthy, costly, risky process. Wouldn't it be great if you could get the process agility you need from your ERP system, without the complexity or the high price tag? Access this resource to find out how.

  • A Step Change in Development Efficiency

    Sponsored by: MicroFocus

    This whitepaper helps you improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the mainframe development processes via simple-to-use, centrally-configurable graphical modeling.

  • The Cost of One Wrong Database Change: Can You Afford It?

    Sponsored by: Datical

    Did you know there's a 78% chance that a database change or schema update will break an application or result in a loss of critical data? Check out this resource to see why database change management is a top priority for IT departments, and learn how a schema management technology can help accelerate app releases and eliminate downtime.

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