Failing Grades For The Tools In Configuration Managemen

Study of piTop: solution often overwhelmed by the existing diversity of applications and their interdependencies tools not ITIL compliant work in two-thirds of the companies ohringen, March 23, 2009 – every second in software development of the company is dissatisfied with the established configuration management solutions. They fail often especially because of the diversity of applications, which are available in immediate dependencies. This has resulted in piTop a survey of the software house under more than 300 large – and medium-sized companies. Then only one fifth of the IT executives questioned the tool for the configuration management is relatively unrestricted good notes. While another 29 percent are show satisfied largely the critical position however outweighs all others. So 30 percent judging that your solution meets the requirements only conditionally, 19 percent express an even worse opinion in the investigation of piTop.

Among the main causes, that inconsistencies tend to be sufficient to be detected. This two-thirds of respondents judging. Closely related is the assertion that the tools for configuration management through the existing diversity of applications and their interdependencies is overwhelmed by 61 percent. The cause lies in the inability of these tools, parent to analyze structural dependencies and manage”, says piTop CEO Fritz Gebert. This parent management and editing reciprocal dependencies becomes increasingly important, the more the deployed applications and programs are functionally linked.” Another revealing phenomenon can also determine: because 60 percent of the companies register, that corrected error pop up again. This is a warning signal that the whole process of software development and software maintenance gaps and is not adequately secured and transparent, so that corrections can simply fall under the table according to Gebert. She also confirmed this lack of transparency Because majority of the companies surveyed, 58 percent complain of any deficiencies in their change processes.

So, it is often not completely clear on what progress they set up their changes or whether a program is edited by a second person not just parallel for the employees. Accordingly the get configuration managementtool the next complaint, because it helps to keep track with the product versions. Thus, it can also meet the claims of the revision, is the clear assessment of the piTop business leader. But the change process itself does not the asked demands. So my 57 per cent according to the investigation, that he was not formalized. There are also 47 percent of believe that the integrated checks and balances do not infringe. Just the integration of configuration management tools in the change process is crucial for the quality of all software development, Gebert says. So he not surprised the by the conclusion of two-thirds Interviewed, that the processes in the configuration management have no ITIL compliant orientation. Gebert the increased time and cost looks as a direct consequence of inadequate tools and change processes. Economic disadvantages cannot be under protect and can beat the delays and extra testing effort significantly to beech”, he says from his practical experience. Hardly less important has but also the risk issue for him. Configuration errors through lack of transparency remain undetected, confidence in the entire IT infrastructure. “Because in the networked Applikationsverhaltnissen can dangerous knock-on effects are created with quite significant disadvantages for the business of a company.

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