There is a wealth of valuable data, neatly contained in system warehouses, with labels such as Configuration Management Database (CMDB) and Information Technology Asset Management (ITAM). These are not redundant repositories. Each system holds individual “truths” with a usefulness that is specific to business-related endeavors or IT services. Knowing the differences between the two will ease business processes as well as support the IT infrastructure with an added level of security. Each has a home in any mid to large size organization.
This is a “must-read” for anyone looking to draw the line between CMBD and ITAM solutions. Because each coincides to properly track contracts, devices and help ensure IT assets are better protected, but one is a pure business play and the other more valuable to IT-related endeavors.
Do you know the difference?
Read this blog to see if you’re correct or to learn how different they really are.