What is a CMDB and Do I Really Want One? Demystifying the Configuration Management Database

Thursday, November 02 | 12:15PM–1:15PM ET | Exhibit Hall A-C, 200 Level
Session Type: Poster Session
Delivery Format: Poster Session
A configuration management database (CMDB) has become a hot buzzword. Like so many concepts in IT, it's largely defined by the organization. A CMDB is only useful when the organization decides what's important and why. This poster will explore Wesleyan's process for defining the CMDB and engaging champions to help maintain it.

Outcomes: Develop strategies for defining what is important to focus on in your CMDB effort * Leave less intimidated by a CMDB and learn how to begin tackling components with clarity * Better understand CMDB's value and how to get skeptics to play along


  • Karen Warren

    Associate Vice President for Information Technology, Wesleyan University

Resources & Downloads

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