The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) relies on information system to operate 19 hospitals, a network of other care sites, and international and commercial ventures. Demand for additional servers and storage technology was growing by 20 percent each year. UPMC was setting up a separate server for every application, and its servers and other computers were running a number of different operating systems, including several versions of Unix and Windows.UPMC had to manage technologies from many different vendors, including Hewlett-Packard (HP), Sun Microsystem, Microsoft, and IBM. Assess the impact of this situation on business performance.What factors and management decisions must be considered when developing a solution to this problem?
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