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Lean IT

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Maybe I have been asking the wrong questions. Instead of asking how will a CMDB work with commodity like infrastructures, (e.g., clouds), maybe the real question should be how do we adapt to get what we really need? Rob England (The IT Skeptic) has an interesting article on ITSM Watch called “On Demand Data and [...]

5 Questions for the ITSkeptic

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

The StackSafe guys starting asking certain bloggers questions and then posting them on their site. I thought that would be a great idea to ask some of my favorite bloggers five questions and if they were interested they could ask me five questions. This is my first crack at it. However, I may have shot [...]

Keeping it Real with ITSM

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

The IT Skeptic knows ITSM. He has a new book out and has started a CMS for discussing real ITSM.  I am a huge fan of removing hype from anything IT and Rob does a great job of doing this for ITSM. I am looking forward to reading his new book.

Vendor Beware … Never Piss-off the ITIL Gods

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Managed Objects has the IT Skeptic all riled up over their new MyCMDB.  I find it’s always best not to use the words ITIL and CMDB in my blog to avoid potential conflicts like this… MyCMDB? What are they smokin’ over at Managed Objects?

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 [...]

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