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Jul062008

MyCMDB - the CMDB as a Wikipedia Plug-in to FaceBook

At the risk of piling on, I'll join the refrain regarding the recently announced MyCMDB from Managed Objects. As described, it makes no sense to me. I can't for the life of me figure out how one uses social networking and the "principles of Web 2.0" to solve the CMDB data accuracy and completeness problems.

myCMDB - Managed Objects

... Managed Objects myCMDB™ solves CMDB data accuracy and accessibility issues incumbent with today's CMDB implementations. By integrating principles of Web 2.0 and social networking into a new web-based application, myCMDB delivers role-based “communities” where users can more easily and effectively view and interact with CMDB data – and other CMDB users as well. ...

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Totally agree. It is an exquisite piece of vendor double-talk. The problem is presented then we are given the answer to a different problem. "CMDB vendor proponents are often full of wind but this one is blowing a gale" http://www.itskeptic.org/node/644
Jul 7, 2008 at 8:39AM | Unregistered CommenterThe IT Skeptic
Hi Rich: We welcome the feedback: it’s a critical part in the lifecycle of innovation. myCMDB is an application that sits on top of an existing CMDB – be that ours or a competitor’s – and aims to help solve two key barriers to effective deployments: data accuracy and usability. We kicked of our early evaluation program yesterday and are keeping people up to date on our blog: www.wearebsm.com. In addition, if you are interested in seeing the product, I’d be glad to set up a time to provide you with a briefing and demo. - Frank
Jul 11, 2008 at 3:12AM | Unregistered CommenterFrank@MO

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