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One of the hardest things for most IT departments is change. Not only do they have to cope with the technology change that is inherent in their business, they have to cope with all sorts of other change - regulatory changes, business changes, competitive changes, requirement changes, process changes, policy changes. All this change creates a maintenance nightmare so that in many IT shops most of the time is spent not in building cool new applications but editing and "fixing" code in old systems. Business rules, one of the fastest-growing markets in application development technology, offers a way to stop worrying about change and learn to love it. Change Is Inevitable So why is there so much change? Well, the nature of IT inflicts a certain undercurrent of change in everything an IT department does. Systems get faster, IT standards come and go, new languages and meth... (more)