Environment Configuration Management (ECM)

This post provides information about Environment Configuration Management and how Nexbridge fits into it.

The Nexbridge core team members have been involved with the technology and business practices supporting Environment Configuration Management for almost two decades. The lessons we have learned through building and deploying business and technical solutions for companies needing to improve their time-to-market, including error rate reduction and support efficiency, have led us to unique wisdom in this area.

From this page, you can get to some of the resources available to support your ECM process development. We have included this information for you to examine. Our hope is that you will avail yourselves of our expertise in this area. Please contact us for more information.

What Is ECM?

Environment Configuration Management is the discipline of managing how software and hardware are configured and operated through the use of parameters, physical and logical structure, and connections. It also deals with managing how the operation of software is controlled through changes to its configuration parameters. Ranging from the very simple, command line parameters, to the extremely complex, Windows registries, ECM covers many technical areas. ECM is also the area where hardware and software meet in a product. Parameter at this meeting can include entities such as disk partition sizes, screen colors, driver versions.

ECM has traditionally dealt with only the hardware and has been in the responsibility area of System Operations. As the line between hardware and software has blurred, and software has had to detect and operate in diverse conditions and platforms, the management of environment configuration parameters has become critical to effective solution deployment. Today, ECM is integral to product and solution deployment, SCM, problem determination and correction, and root cause analysis.

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