CTO Tips for Your CMDB: Podcast interview with Tom Bishop, chief technology officer at BMC Software, Inc.



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Whether you already have in mind a grand plan for implementing your CMDB, or you don’t have a clue where to begin, this podcast is for you. Tom Bishop, chief technology officer at BMC Software, has helped implement more than 500 CMDBs at various customer sites, so he is well-positioned to offer advice that can help your CMDB implementation run much more smoothly.

In this podcast, Tom reflects on the origins of the CMDB, dangerous implementation approaches that you should avoid, the "cake-eater" approach, and the significance of a post-implementation maintenance plan. He also covers the topic of auto, and manual, discovery. So before you begin implementing your CMDB, take some time to listen to this podcast. After all, another company’s mistakes don’t have to be yours.



Tom Bishop was named one of the top 25 CTOs by InfoWorld Magazine in 2004, and is a well-known industry innovator who holds nine patents in fault tolerant computing and in leading the development of industry standards such as the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) and POSIX.