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Jan 17, 2003, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Berlind)

"What do you do when the heterogeneity of your IT infrastructure and your OS-specific legacy deployments are standing in the way of true progress?

"You could follow the same path that Steve Goldsmith, Application Software Development Supervisor at FCCI Insurance Group did when he embarked on a mission to level the playing field across FCCI's Windows, Linux, Oracle, and AS/400-based systems.

"Achieving some commonality across all systems meant standardizing on a platform for business logic that was common to all, picking an integrated development environment that could address the entire infrastructure, and applying some glue to handle the presentation..."

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