Keeping Your CMDB Up To Date in Distributed Times

The configuration management database (CMDB) is meant to be a single source of truth to link IT elements with the application processes that underlie the business services. In the age of ITIL, a common repository to store information about your hardware and software assets, made sense. But with today's dynamic and distributed hybrid IT infrastructure, how do you keep your CMDB up to date? Should you even try?

4 Ways to Improve Your Change Management Practices

Okay, good. You have a change management practice in place. You know how to define it, its benefits, how to get the process started, and how to measure its success. You also know it makes for greater success for business initiatives, it prepares the organization for the future, and drives consistency. But how can your current change management practice be improved upon?


Is ITIL Dead or Alive? Here's the CTO Perspective

Our CTO and Field CTOs spend a substantial amount of their time talking to customers, industry leaders and domain experts, gaining extraordinary insights and subject matter expertise on the most current and burning issues in IT Operations. Listening to them speak at events, webinars, prospect meetings and even as part of random watercooler chats, we always thought it was a shame we didn’t have a platform to share their wisdom on a broader scale.


CMDB: Your Family Tree of Dependencies

Configuration items (CIs) in the configuration management database (CMDB) stores information regarding the relationships among its assets. IT configuration management is becoming increasingly critical in order to maintain service levels and keep all hardware and software performing at peak levels. In order to maintain those levels, there are a few things to understand about the CMDB, how those CIs are connected, and how their relationships can be used to improve technology services.

ITIL4 - Incident Management as a practice in building customer loyalty

Every incident is a moment of truth that will make or break the image of a service organization. The Incident management is no longer considered a mere resolution process. It should be used to create customer experience and translate it into a great value proposition. In this webinar you will learn how Incident Management practice will have a positive impact on your operations.

Putting ITIL 4 Into Practice With SolarWinds Service Desk - SolarWinds Lab Episode #87

ITIL 4 certifications demonstrate a thorough understanding of how to deliver value to the modern organization through services. Matching that understanding with the capabilities of your ITSM solution is a powerful combination. Join ITIL 4 Managing Professional Sean Sebring and ITSM Senior Sales Engineer Liz Beavers for a crash course on applying the seven guiding principles of ITIL 4 and how they tie into using the SolarWinds Service Desk platform. Whether you’re a certified ITIL pro or a new help desk technician hoping to work more efficiently, learn five ways to deliver better service to your organization.

Everything you need to know about ITIL4

ITIL 4 is the first significant update to the leading IT service management(ITSM) and digital service management framework since 2011. Drawing on extensive input from industry experts around the globe—including content writers, reviewers, and contributors—ITIL 4 includes practical guidance on how to tailor your IT management strategy in an increasingly complex business environment.

7 ITIL 4 tips for service professionals by the ITIL 4 co-author | ITIL 4 overview, benefits & more

Presented by Barclay Rae, ITIL 4 co-author and a well-known ITSM consultant, this webinar focuses on the practical application of ITIL 4, using value streams, and the various areas of professionalism that are now included as part of the ITIL 4 portfolio.