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Summary:Phil Windley says that corporate IT infrastructures are created to be extremely homogeneous as a form of self defense. True, heterogeneous environments can be more expensive to maintain and user support can be more difficult.

Phil Windley says that corporate IT infrastructures are created to be extremely homogeneous as a form of self defense. True, heterogeneous environments can be more expensive to maintain and user support can be more difficult. However, Windley points to a hidden cost for the homogeneous mentality --corporate IT users are "unable to use many of the more innovative products and applications that consumers use everyday.

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