Well, actually vice-versa! The configuration management database (CMDB) is a hot topic these days in IT. With my arrival at Forrester, I am ambitiously building upon the solid foundation of thought leadership my colleagues have built on CMDB. One topic I wish to address is the notion that people (yes, you and me) are configuration items within the whole CMDB discussion.
I find it interesting that nowhere in the article is the word identity used. I wonder if that was intentional?
The more I work in the CMDB area (the product I currently work on, ChangeGear, has a CMDB) the more similarities I see with the concepts being discussed as an Identity Bus.
It’s a shame there aren’t more people that work on both the IdM and ITSM sides of the fence. Both groups are trying to solve some of the same problems but with different technologies and standards. I think some convergence between these two areas, especially around Identities, would be a very good thing.