Bernd Harzog

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It's 8:15 in the morning, and as you walk by the main conference room you overhear an animated exchange between the leaders of your IT organization including the directors of application development, production support, testing, and QA. Besides your applications team, you also see your company operations manager, the network manager, the lead analyst for the database team, and other assorted technical leads. One of your mission-critical composite applications is down and the finger-pointing is slowly escalating. How could this situation have been avoided? I'll tell you how. In today's enterprise environments, composite applications create dependencies between multiple technologies...and their respective stakeholders. Heterogeneity is now the norm, and it can have unintended consequences for large enterprises. Imagine in the example above that you're an enterprise sup... (more)