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It would seem ideal that someone or a group would be given a dedicated responsibility to sort out and prioritize the updates and patches as they come, leaving other staff to implement what was approved. Even if anyone of the staff could do it all. Maybe even on a rotation. Not that I really know what all that happens in that environment. Just sort of a production allocation thing.
In what company IT departments do they have enough staff to rotate like that? I've never heard of IT staff strictly dedicated to patches and updates. I guess its possible for large software companies to have dedicated testing departments but that's usually for their own software and not IT services. I should clarify we have a testing environment set up separate from our production servers. But nobody is dedicated strictly to that either.