Chapter 5. Staging and Integration

Introduction

After hardware and software products have been determined, the next step in the bill of material that is closed loop lifecycle planning is to put all the pieces together in a meaningful configuration. Staging and integration is the lifecycle element in which the hardware and software are combined and prepared for the deployment to an end user.

The staging and integration processes over the past few years have significantly changed. Businesses now have a wide array of choices and alternatives that can be scoped to reflect new economies, philosophies, and cultures. Businesses can now apply management tools, service alternatives, and new rigor.

One of the basic starting points in understanding the ...

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