CA, Microsoft, IBM and CollabNet Lock Horns in the Change & Configuration Management Tools Category
Configuration Management is about managing configurations. Simply put, this means identifying the configuration and managing the changes that surround it. Managing changes to the configuration broadly falls under the domain of change control. A good change control process and tool set will help ensure that only the most appropriate changes are being made to a product. A robust process of this kind will also give the team easy access to all configurations and change data, including full traceability information.
- Tools (and processes) that expand configuration management from the software team to the product team
- Processes (and standards) that help keep configuration management consistent across the enterprise
- Infrastructure (and management) that pushes configuration management technology into the rest of the organization.
Saltmarch Media's annual Great Indian Developer Awards honors software products across 12 categories, based on their productivity, innovation excellence, universal usefulness, simplicity, functionality and most importantly on the ground feedback from India’s software developer ecosystem. In the Change and Configuration Management tools Category, the final shortlist consists of CA Software Change Manager, Microsoft’s System Centre Configuration Manager, IBM’S Rational Software Architect, Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team System 2008 and CollabNet’s SubVersion. Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team System was the first product to win in this category in 2008 followed by CollabNet’s SourceForge Enterprise Edition in the 2009 chapter of the same awards.
If there is a particular change and configuration management tool that you personally endorse to your colleagues or you evangelize about them at the first opportunity you get, here is your chance to vote for it (voting closes April 10 2010) and see it win this prestigious award. Who knows? You could win along with it too. At the end of the voting process, a lucky draw will be conducted and one person will receive a surprise gift from our prize sponsor. So visit the 2010 Great Indian Developer Awards website and cast your vote. It counts!