If you work with or at a Telco, Financial Institution or a Government entity, you probably already know about compliance and the various acronyms and headaches it can bring.
How can we make this less of a painful process?
Well, if you think about it: compliance is a set of rules that someone has given you to enforce and prove that they're being enforced. What is Puppet? A series of rules for systems that need to be enforced. So compliance is the perfect use-case for configuration management.