This approach may be difficult for customers that are not ready for a CMBD or that utilize another vendor for this solution. Users very familiar with the Tivoli suite may have a hard time picking out the specific new features that are "autonomic" from the press release.
As an overall strategy "IBM is adding more visibility, control and automation" to their products" stated Ganek. Ganek also commented on the symbiosis with IBM's Global Services to enable autonomic computing. "There has been a close relationship with field services and incorporating customer requests" Ganek noted.