Top 5 CMDB Asset Types

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A Configuration Management Database (CMDB) is a critical component of any IT organization. It provides a centralized data source to support multiple management functions. These functions include Service, Asset, Operations and Datacenter management. The data records in the CMDB represent what ITIL® calls Configuration Items...

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Implications of Poor Data Quality in Healthcare

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Dan Ortega, Vice President Marketing, Blazent Inc.   /  

Organizations are constantly challenged to maintain the right level of data quality. This is especially true in a risk-averse industry such as healthcare, where decisions could literally mean the difference between life and death. In addition, ensuring the privacy of patient data and compliance with...

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Top 5 Asset Management Best Practices

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Pradeep Bhanot   /  

This Top 5 list is inspired by a BMC blog written by Cris Scruggs. Blazent typically interacts with IT Asset Management (ITAM) professionals in a Configuration Management Database (CMDB) data quality context. This blog will expand on the first 5 of Cris’s list from that...

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The dimensions of data quality: Integrity and accuracy

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Dan Ortega, Vice President Marketing, Blazent Inc.   /  

2nd of a 4-part series   In the previous blog post, Blazent provided an overview of data quality and its dimensions. To recap, its dimensions are:   Integrity Accuracy Completeness Duplication Currency Consistency   This second part will focus on data integrity and data accuracy.   Data integrity   Danette MacGilvray, in ­­Executing Data Quality Projects, describes data integrity as:   “The...

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Top 5 signs of poor CMDB data quality

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Pradeep Bhanot   /  

A Configuration Management Database (CMDB) that contains high-quality data can provide significant downstream business value. To achieve this potential, the CMDB must contain validated data that are complete, accurate and current.   Below are five key problem areas that must be addressed before a CMDB can be...

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The Dimensions of Data Quality

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Dan Ortega, Vice President Marketing, Blazent Inc.   /  

Data quality is a broad topic, and the data management community has worked hard to dissect and define it so that it’s accessible and usable. In the next few blogs, I’ll provide a deeper look at what is meant by data quality, and examine its...

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The Role of Data Quality in Digital Business Transformation

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Dan Ortega, Vice President Marketing, Blazent Inc.   /  

Companies have always struggled to leverage data quality to the extent necessary to run their business at an optimal level. Their challenges in the digital world are accelerating operational pace, increasing volume of data, variable modification rates and lastly, wide-spread consumption. In the modern enterprise,...

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Four Indicators of CMDB Inaccuracy

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Pradeep Bhanot   /  

Few organizations proactively pursue Configuration Management Database (CMDB) data quality initiatives. They typically stand up a CMDB then suffer from the consequences of its gaps and stale data before eventually either abandoning it for a new one or taking on a piecemeal approach to fixing...

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