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By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Jun 08, 2008
As organizations have improved service delivery, they have also turned their focus to presenting business value more positively. These organizations are beginning to develop true BSM systems in two ways: by understanding the metrics that successful businesses employ to determine the value of IT, and by linking these metrics and associated business services to IT infrastructure components.
Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, metadata, metacmdb, lob, ecommerce, bpm
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By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Jun 05, 2009
ASG's Business Service PortfolioT (BSPT) Virtualization Management provides comprehensive oversight, inspections, discoveries, warnings, diagnostics, and reporting for the critical technology and administrative disciplines involved in virtual workload management. This is all done in parallel with physical systems management.
Tags : asg, sla, cmdb, bsm, metadata, metacmdb, lob, ecommerce
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By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Oct 16, 2008
Limited visibility has tethered CIOs' success in both IT and business. However, using federated CMDB technology, CIOs can view the complete IT infrastructure and the entire lifecycle of a business service.
Tags : asg, sla, cmdb, bsm, metadata, metacmdb, lob, automation
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By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Apr 30, 2008
In order to provide high quality, cost effective business services in complex, distributed environments, improved IT management strategies are required. Business Service Management (BSM) is a strategic approach to managing IT services in support of improved business performance.
Tags : asg, sla, cmdb, bsm, metadata, itsm, metacmdb, lob
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By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Nov 03, 2008
The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) provides guidance for the management of IT, and has quickly become the worldwide standard for IT Service Management (ITSM).
Tags : asg, sla, cmdb, bsm, metadata, itsm, metacmdb, lob
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By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Jul 13, 2009
Enterprise content is growing at an average rate of 200% per year-and the risks of noncompliance are growing even faster. This paper examines the business and technical difficulties of managing content from disparate systems and presents the most viable alternatives for addressing these challenges.
Tags : asg, sla, cmdb, bsm, metadata, metacmdb, lob, ecommerce
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By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Jul 20, 2009
Managing service delivery in todayís complex and dynamic business environments demands new and different approaches from IT. The explosive growth and the rate of change of information has brought particularly daunting challenges for IT that have contributed to incredibly complex underlying infrastructures. To get a true picture of all of the components necessary to support an IT or Business Service, you must access and bring together data that resides in disparate data silos throughout the enterprise.
Tags : asg, sla, cmdb, bsm, metadata, itsm, metacmdb, lob
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By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Aug 08, 2008
Business runs on content and that content must be managed holistically, across the entire business. However, managing content is, in itself, not enough to drive business. Enterprises must incorporate ECM with other IT management systems to provide complete Business Service Management (BSM).
Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, metadata, metacmdb, lob, ecommerce, bpm
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By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Jul 29, 2008
Aligning IT and business perspectives requires the ability to create links between configuration information in the CMDB and the business service as experienced by the user. Service Dependency Mapping (SDM) products automate the process of creating and maintaining these links.
Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, metadata, metacmdb, lob, sdm, service dependency mapping
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By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Mar 05, 2008
Because business success is tightly fused with technology, IT costs are rising, and this trend is expected to continue. As a result, businesses are demanding that IT be more than a static resource. IT is expected to deliver business results with a measurable contribution to the organization's bottom line.
Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, paradigm, btsm, sla, configuration management
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By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Aug 09, 2008
ITIL provides a framework of customizable best practice initiatives that help organizations consistently deliver high-quality IT services. Effective ITIL implementation adds value to the IT infrastructure and improves business and service delivery.
Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, configuration management, metadata, metacmdb, lob
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By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Nov 09, 2009
Composite applications can provide multiple benefits, such as business agility, better utilization of business software assets through code reuse, development efficiencies, and cost optimization. Once companies are skilled at deploying them, many find that they roll out new applications and integrations faster, while maximizing the value of "tried and true" software components.
Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, roi, configuration management, metadata, metacmdb
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By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Jul 27, 2009
To meet the challenges of intense competition and increasing customer demands, companies must tightly align their IT service management with business issues and priorities. This paper outlines the maturity steps involved in the progression towards proactive Business Service Management (BSM) and explains how ASG's metaCMDB helps secure its seamless adoption.
Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, bsm, metacmdb, configuration management, metadata
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By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Jun 09, 2009
Improved business productivity often requires more efficient IT and more efficient IT cannot be achieved without a better understanding of the way business services are run and delivered. Configuration Management Databases (CMDBs) have emerged as a central component for Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and business service management (BSM).
Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, bsm, metacmdb, configuration management, metadata
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By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Jun 24, 2008
As IT evolves towards a more business-aligned position, it must seek out new ways of working that support more effective operations, service creation, and service delivery. These include technologies, processes, and a culture that supports higher levels of accountability, as well as more dynamic responsiveness to business needs.
Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, bsm, metacmdb, configuration management, metadata
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By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Jun 02, 2009
End-user expectations and high levels of performance against Service Level Agreements (SLAs) must be achieved or organizations risk the loss of business. This paper details key capabilities needed for successful end-user monitoring and provides critical considerations for delivering a successful end-user experience.
Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, bsm, bsp, metacmdb, user experience
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By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Apr 02, 2008
Business Service Management (BSM) is of growing importance in the IT world. By managing IT systems according to the business services they support - like order entry, online sales, shipping, or customer service - IT is able to deliver on real business goals like providing competitive advantage, improving customer satisfaction, driving revenue growth, and increasing shareholder value.
Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, bsm, bsp, metacmdb, configuration management
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By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Feb 18, 2010
Configuration Management is at the heart of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) and forms the foundation for Business Service Management (BSM). In fact, it is safe to say that neither the ITIL IT Service Management (ITSM) processes nor the BSM functions that leverage ITSM can be efficiently carried out without accurate configuration and dependency information.
Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, bsm, metacmdb, asg ddm, cab
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By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Nov 05, 2009
Effective workload automation that provides complete management level visibility into real-time events impacting the delivery of IT services is needed by the data center more than ever before. The traditional job scheduling approach, with an uncoordinated set of tools that often requires reactive manual intervention to minimize service disruptions, is failing more than ever due to todays complex world of IT with its multiple platforms, applications and virtualized resources.
Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, bsm, metacmdb, workload automation, wla
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By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Feb 24, 2010
A recent survey of CIOs found that over 75% want to develop an overall information strategy in the next three years, yet over 85% are not close to implementing an enterprise-wide content management strategy. Meanwhile, data runs rampant, slows systems, and impacts performance. Hard-copy documents multiply, become damaged, or simply disappear.
Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, bsm, metacmdb, archiving, sap
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By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Feb 23, 2010
There are success stories of businesses that have implemented Business Service Management (BSM) with well-documented, bottom-line results. What do these organizations know that their discouraged counterparts don't?
Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, bsm, metacmdb, archiving, sap
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By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Mar 10, 2010
Configuration Management is at the heart of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and forms the foundation for Business Service Management (BSM). In fact, it is safe to say that neither the ITIL IT Service Management (ITSM) processes nor the BSM functions that leverage ITSM can be efficiently carried out without accurate configuration and dependency information.
Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, ema, configuration management, itsm, bsm
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By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Apr 20, 2010
Application modernization is a powerful method for extending the life and improving the business value of a company's critical application assets. It provides an attractive and cost effective alternative to application development, enabling companies to defer investment in replacement initiatives without compromising business support.
Tags : application modernization, forrester consulting, apo, asg, application portfolio optimization
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By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Mar 01, 2010
In Q4, 2009, ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES (EMA) analysts worked with ASG to research how executives in IT and within the lines of business use dashboards to gain holistic insights into IT services as they impact business outcomes.
Tags : asg, ema, enterprise management associates, dashboards, cio, ceo, coo, cfo
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By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Apr 20, 2010
This paper can help you achieve successful legacy modernization projects. It presents practical steps for starting application modernization projects and describes the benefits of three high payback strategies. It also reviews the criteria for evaluating a variety of modernization tools.
Tags : asg, application modernization, clarity consulting, apo, application performance optimization, business intelligence
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