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Information Systems Transformation by Philip Newcomb, William M. Ulrich

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Transformation

The transformation phase of modernization includes tasks related to reusing the “essence” of the existing application and data architecture in a new target application and data architecture. Target architectures change over time. Years ago, target architecture may have been considered a C or C++-based client server environment, although this was a highly code-centric versus model-driven environment.

Today, target architecture likely refers to a combination of SOA, MDA, cloud computing, or whatever comes next. While targets shift over time, the concept of using modernization to achieve those architectures is constant.

One thing should be clarified at this point. When IT people talk about target architecture, they typically are ...

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