An alternative theory of legacy information systems

Light, Ben (2003) An alternative theory of legacy information systems. In 11th European Conference on Information Systems, June 2003, Naples, Italy.

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Organisational dependence upon IT continues to grow yet experiences of satisfaction vary widely. Problematic, aged IT is often cited as being a fundamental problem in this respect and this is commonly termed legacy information systems. However, in this paper the author offers an alternative, and arguably more comprehensive, theory of legacy information systems that accommodates multiple viewpoints and recognises its inherent dynamism. The paper suggests a theory of legacy information systems that comprises of the concepts of temporal effects, interpretations and characteristics. It is argued that legacy information systems are constructed of many ‘legacies’ that are handed down continuously, forming an amorphous set of sociotechnical interdependencies and relationships.

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ID Code: 75699
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Legacy IS (Legacy), My Papers (Mine)
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 27 Aug 2014 22:30
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2016 18:11

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