OS-Independent Interpreters

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IT departments standardize systems and procedures, and for good reason. Standardization makes for efficient rolling out updates and security patches, installing software, and providing user support.  However, programs requiring an interpreter run (i.e. dynamic languages like Perl, Python, Tcl, Ruby and PHP) are often exempted from this standardization. Such programs are often set up in an ad-hoc fashion, sometimes leading to dire consequences that could cost your company time, money and resources. What are your options?