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Myths of the Configuration Management Data Base (CMDB)

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Executive Summary

There are many things to consider when implementing a CMDB. The 13 myths described in this white paper, along with the variations described for each, have proven over time to impede the efforts of many. This can occur during the initial design and also as when the transition to adopting the ITIL begins. Hopefully, by being explicit about specific risks, the deployment of a CMDB will not only be technically successful, but will legitimize the unique contribution of IT to an organization's competitiveness.

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