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CA best CMDB of 2007

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

To quote Napoleon Dynamite: You Idiot, Gosh!

Mission Impossible

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

The IBM ESM Integration Story Last night, I attended a Tivoli User Group (TUG) meeting in Atlanta. One of the presentations was on IBM’s new Tivoli Service Request Manager product. During the presentation, my mind started to wander, and I wondered  how difficult it must have been for IBM just to get this far in [...]

An Open Source CMDB

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Great post by Cote’ about CMDB. An Open Source CMDB

Infrastructure 2.0

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Last Sunday, the day after BarCampNashville, I had lunch with Luke Kanies, the owner of Reductive Labs and the author of Puppet. It became a working lunch due to all my questions about his product. I first met Luke at OSCON 2007 during his Puppet session. I hadn’t planned to attend the Puppet session because [...]

My Views on OSS ESM (Part 3)

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

Coincidentally, I had a conversation yesterday with two of the ten largest banks in the world. Both told me that 2008 looks to be a possible greenfield for some of their ESM initiatives, or, in other words, a do-over. Before I could even ask, they started talking about open source. One of the executives told [...]

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