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Patch Management Service Streamlines System Maintenance at Eli Lilly

Patching Is Not Everyone's Favorite Job. You're Always Trying to Find the Next Hole and Plug It

By Jim Montague

CG1310 emerson show/emersonexchange/ One common headache shared by process control engineers and IT managers is how to effectively deal with software patches. And when applications, systems, workstations and the requisite updates multiply, keeping up with all of them can quickly devolve into a sanity-threatening situation.

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