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Information Systems Transformation by Philip Newcomb, William M. Ulrich

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Architecture-Driven Modernization

Contents

  • Business and IT Challenges 5
  • Modernization Benefits 11
  • An Architectural View of Modernization 17
  • Modernization Assessments 19
  • Refactoring 24
  • Transformation 27
  • Basic Modernization Principles 32
  • Summary 33
  • References 33

For decades, Information Technology (IT) organizations and the businesses and government agencies they support have been struggling with an ever-growing installed base of software systems. These systems control virtually all automated aspects of a given business or government entity. While maintained out of necessity, these same systems have grown into black-box behemoths of business logic and data representations that continue to stifle organizational agility ...

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