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Information Systems Transformation: Architecture-Driven Modernization Case Studies

Book Description

Every major enterprise has a significant installed base of existing software systems that reflect the tangled IT architectures that result from decades of patches and failed replacements. Most of these systems were designed to support business architectures that have changed dramatically. At best, these systems hinder agility and competitiveness and, at worst, can bring critical business functions to a halt.

Architecture-Driven Modernization (ADM) restores the value of entrenched systems by capturing and retooling various aspects of existing application environments, allowing old infrastructures to deliver renewed value and align effectively with enterprise strategies and business architectures.

This book provides a practical guide to organizations seeking ways to understand and leverage existing systems as part of their information management strategies. It includes an introduction to ADM disciplines, tools, and standards as well as a series of scenarios outlining how ADM is applied to various initiatives. Drawing upon lessons learned from real modernization projects, it distills the theory and explains principles, processes, and best practices for every industry.

* Acts as a one-stop shopping reference and complete guide for implementing various modernization models in myriad industries and departments.

* Every concept is illustrated with real-life examples from various modernization projects, allowing you to immediately apply tested solutions and see results.

* Authored by the Co-chair of the Object Management Group (OMG) Architecture-Driven Modernization (ADM) Task Force, which sets definitive systems modernization standards for the entire IT industry.

* A web site supports the book with up to date coverage of evolving ADM Specifications, Tutorials, and Whitepapers, allowing you to remain up to date on modernization topics as they develop.

Table of Contents

  1. Brief Table of Contents
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Front matter
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Contributors
  7. Preface
  8. Authors' Biographies
  9. Contributing Author Acknowledgments
  10. Part 1. Architecture-Driven Modernization
  11. Chapter 1. Introduction to Architecture-Driven Modernization
  12. Bibliography
  13. References
  14. Chapter 2. Modernization Technologies and Services
  15. Chapter 3. Modernization Standards Roadmap
  16. Bibliography
  17. References
  18. Chapter 4. Modernization Scenarios
  19. Bibliography
  20. References
  21. Part 2. Modernization Case Studies
  22. Chapter 5. Modernization of the Eurocat Air Traffic Management System (EATMS) *
  23. Chapter 6. PowerBuilder/4GL Generator Modernization Pilot *
  24. Chapter 7. Modernization Case Study - Italian Ministry of Instruction, University, and Research
  25. Chapter 8. Modernization of Reliability and Maintainability Information System (REMIS) into the Glob
  26. Chapter 9. Federal Agency Case Study - Role of Modernization in a Greenfield Replacement/COTS Projec
  27. Chapter 10. Legacy System Modernization of the Engineering Operational Sequencing System (EOSS) *
  28. Chapter 11. Model-Driven Reverse Engineering of COBOL-Based Applications
  29. Bibliography
  30. References
  31. Chapter 12. Veterans Health Administration's VistA MUMPS Modernization Pilot *
  32. Chapter 13. Delta Lloyd Deutschland Data Migration Case Study
  33. Bibliography
  34. References
  35. Chapter 14. MoDisco, a Model-Driven Platform to Support Real Legacy Modernization Use Cases
  36. Bibliography
  37. References
  38. Part 3. A Guide to Moving Forward with Modernization
  39. Chapter 15. Launching and Sustaining Modernization Initiatives
  40. Bibliography
  41. References