CA announced today that they are joining BMC, HP, IBM and Fujitsu in the effort announced last week to standardize ways to create a Federated CMDB out of distributed configuration repositories. Welcome!
Since I am pointing to press releases left and right, here is one more.
HP is not only tackling the challenge of supporting ITSM processes in a top-down fashion (like Federated CMDB). We are also attacking it bottom up through some very concrete integrations. Such as the SOAP-based incident exchange interface developed with SAP that is mentioned in this press release.