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Framing the system replacement decision: a library illustration

[May 2, 2000]


Copyright (c) 2000 Anderson School at UCLA

Abstract: How should a firm arrive at the decision to retire and replace one of its information systems? Here we offer a proposed method for “framing” the prospective replacement decision by putting it in appropriate environmental context, that is, in the context of the larger industry where application innovations are presently underway. An applications assessment grid is presented to guide the suggested process. An illustrative example of its use in deciding upon the replacement of an existing library management system in a University is described. The proposed method brings together both internal and external logic in assessing whether an application system may have reached the end of its useful life.

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Publication Year:2000
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Issue:May 2, 2000
Publisher:Anderson School at UCLA
Place of Publication:Los Angeles, CA
Notes:Information Systems Research Program
Libraries: Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
Subject: System migration
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Record Number:9121
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00