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OpenSLIM & NMTools v2.6b0

I still can't believe it… I will end my holidays with major milestones complete!

Of course, to ship is to choose, and there are details on this beta release that need further testing and may need to be fixed. This is specially true when we talk about NMTools, the newest piece on this little puzzle.

OpenSLIM is an MS Access application and I've been running its previous versions for the last 6 months. Currently, I am handling more than 1000 Nodes on more than 80 Services with it and, in my opinion, behaves fairly well. On future versions, ...

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Back from the Darkness, Back into Play…

It's been some time since my last post. Fortunately, many things have happened :). First, I had to completely reschedule my goals for the end of the year because of two new projects that appeared to be interesting: OpenSLIM and NMTools for OpenSLIM.

OpenSLIM stands for Open Simple & Lightweight Infrastructure Manager. It is a Lightweight CMDB with certain Program Management capabilities that may be useful for those who work on the IT Service Management space. We will talk about the vision, target and particular orientation this tool has on later posts :).

NMTools for OpenSLIM are a ...

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After the opening

After a few days of on-line activity, these are some interesting numbers:

  • OpenOMS total downloads: 76
  • OpenADM total downloads: 66

It seems clear to me that OpenOMS is a product easier to understand and also has a wider audience than the one OpenADM has. This is what I expected and I think this trend is going to be the same as target audiences are way different.

However, OpenADM will need some extra effort to successfully communicate what really is and the value-added proposition it represents. It is always harder to understand something you can't compare to something else, and ...

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