publication . Article . 2001

Organisational scenarios and legacy systems

Brooke, Carole; Ramage, Magnus;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2001 Journal: International Journal of Information Management, volume 21, pages 365-384 (issn: 0268-4012, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
A legacy system is made up of technical components and social factors (such as software, people, skills, business processes) which no longer meet the needs of the business environment. The study of legacy systems has tended to be biased towards a software engineering perspective and to concentrate on technical properties. This paper suggests that the evaluation of potential change options for legacy systems can only be carried out as part of an holistic organisational analysis. That is, the evaluation of legacy systems must take place within a framework that combines business and technical considerations. In particular, we believe that the business strategy must...
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free text keywords: Computer Networks and Communications, Library and Information Sciences, Information Systems, Obsolescence, Organization development, Engineering, business.industry, business, Legacy system, Business process, Strategic management, Knowledge management, Business process modeling, Marketing, Artifact-centric business process model, Information system
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publication . Article . 2001

Organisational scenarios and legacy systems

Brooke, Carole; Ramage, Magnus;