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Network Change and Configuration Management (NCCM) Adoption Report

  • ID: 585855
  • Report
  • August 2007
  • Region: Global
  • 26 pages
  • Enterprise Management Associates
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • AlterPoint
  • Emprisa Networks
  • Intelliden
  • OPNET
  • Solar Winds
  • Uplogix
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Network Configuration and Change Management (NCCM) Adoption Report contains industry information elicited by EMA from pre-qualified user community. This report contains market and purchasing trends as well as NCCM solution functional criteria sought by prospective buyers. This report will be helpful in charting more cohesive marketing strategies and sales approach for the NCCM marketplace.

Networking Configuration and Change Management (NCCM) is a relatively recent IT management market. Unlike fault or performance that have been the main staples within the IT management tools market, configuration has for a long time been relegated primarily to the element domain. An explosion in network geographical span and device functionality density has driven configuration management to a much more prominent level. While it is necessary to insure proper network device configurations, it is no longer sufficient to do so without understanding relationships across adjacent devices and the impact of configuration changes on the behavior of the entire IT infrastructure and its services. Chiefly for these reasons, the NCCM market has gained in importance and stature over the last five years, to achieve at least a strategically par position with fault and performance management.

Using a web-based survey instrument, EMA has endeavored to identify key areas of concern in managing change across the network, as well as the principal drivers shaping the NCCM market. This report is based on data collected from 102 respondents who have direct involvement with configuration management activities and knowledge of NCCM tools used in their corporations. IT management vendors desiring to do business in the NCCM market, and buyers wishing to better understand the perceived benefits of existing solutions, will find this information indispensable as the market continues to evolve.

EMA has been actively involved in the NCCM market practically from its very inception. Therefore EMA has been able to apply its already extensive library of research and growing market expertise to the development of this research, and to the interpretation of the data achieved through this research. As such, this report combines both findings and interpretations based on NCCM and broader market dynamics.

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • AlterPoint
  • Emprisa Networks
  • Intelliden
  • OPNET
  • Solar Winds
  • Uplogix
  • MORE
Executive Summary
Key Findings
Overall Market Opportunities
Introduction
Scope of Report
Report Methodology
Screening Criteria
Summary of Demographics
Demographics
Demographic Details
Respondent Department
Respondent Function in the Organization
Company Business
Breakdown of Company by Number of Employees
Breakdown of Company by Annual Revenues
Branch Offices
Data Centers
Network Technologies in Use
Distribution of Nodes in the Environment
Total Number of Nodes under Management
Report Findings
Drivers
NCCM Tools Benefits
NCCM Tools Functionality
NCCM Tools Functionality in IT Management Infrastructure Context
NCCM Outsourcing
NCCM Solution Penetration by Vendor
Satisfaction with NCCM Solutions
NCCM Solution Purchase
NCCM Solutions Purchase Characteristics
Actual NCCM Deployment Benefits
Successful NCCM Successful Deployment Metrics
NCCM Deployment ROI
NCCM Best Practices
NCCM and CMDB
Conclusion
Appendix A: Survey Instrument
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- AlterPoint
- Cisco
- Emprisa Networks
- HP
- Intelliden
- Netcordia
- OPNET
- Opsware
- Solar Winds
- Tripwire
- Uplogix
- Voyence

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