A Configuration Management Database is only as good as the data inside it. Unfortunately, most CMDBs are filled with
data that's outdated, inconsistent, or incomplete.
This report highlights the findings of a close look at the data sources and patterns in the IT hardware and software
market. What a careful look at the numbers tells us is this: data in most CMDBs is not clean - and without clean data, you cannot get the
results you want and need from your CMDB.
Bad data is like a bad habit - it drains your resources while you're not looking. Businesses are losing millions of dollars every year due to bad data. But most organizations either don't think they have a data quality problem, or don?t understand the actual financial impact of bad data.
This white paper will look at what bad data is, what it is costing you, why your current solutions are not working, and how you can solve the bad data problem, with specific focus on IT product data.
IT decision support impacts all aspects of technology management, from governance and strategy to budgets and
resource plans. The effectiveness of IT decision support all too frequently falls prey to data-driven challenges - like
overwhelming volumes, heterogenous data types, and complexity - that make it difficult to understand the data in
context. Just as the cobbler's children in the old fable had no shoes, IT leaders are falling foul of the very same decision
support challenges that IT