CMGT455 week 2
Manuel Ismael Bonilla
June 1, 2015
With newer and better technology, companies continue to update their technological capabilities. With more complex systems the task of managing an IS infrastructure becomes more and more difficult. That being said, each organization will face different and diverse difficulties based on risk plans, standards and procedures, business type, and even globalization. Throughout this review, it is intended to show certain issues that can arise in the areas of configuration management and preventative maintenance, industry standards in configuration management and control, training approaches to allow for adaptive maintenance and confidence, and last but not least the effect of globalization on managing and IS infrastructure. The lack of control to issues arising on each of the previously mentioned areas could result in a disaster to the implementation of a plan and affect the project as a whole as well as the final cost of the project.
Configuration management and preventative maintenance
According to the Software Engineering Institute website (2012), “Configuration management (CM) refers to a discipline for evaluating, coordinating, approving or disapproving, and implementing changes in artifacts that are used to construct and maintain software systems”. In other words it is the ability to manage artifacts from the conception of the initial design idea through the development process, implementation, and maintenance. Hence, it is important for a project manager to have specific configuration management controls and a maintenance plan that can be reviewed and implemented as the project goes from the initial faces to its maturity. There are several configuration management tools in the market. According to Inforworld.com (2015), these tools can be rated depending on scalability, availability, performance, value, management, and interoperability. Those tools mentioned in
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