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defensive measures  internal staff and take defensive measures proactively. Use the knowledge gap between internal and external staff to pull the internal staff forward. Involve internal and external staff in decisions around architecture, infrastructur, and standards changes. Identify essential new technology components and assign shadows from the internal staff to acquire critical skills during the development process. Make the hard decisions concerning products that will become standards and skills that will be adopted.

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