Note: This is the first installment in my Fundamentals of Integration Metadata series. It is a foundation piece, delving into the concept of system which is a key structuring mechanism in understanding the IS environment.
Part 3: Software deployment
Part 4: An integration metamodel
Overheard in the halls of Fortune 500 IT shops every day...
"PLV is down!"
"Quadrex isn't talking to the IC hub!"
"We're doing a capacity upgrade on the NST databases."
"The X-time batch was late two hours today."
What is meant by such gibberish?