A preliminary review of legacy information systems evaluation models

Humairath K M Abu Bakar, Rozilawati Razali

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Abstract

Some organisations own information systems (IS) whose age are more than ten years old to support their businesses. These systems are known as legacy information systems (LIS). LIS are still in use because they bring high business values. On the other hand, LIS normally lead to maintainability problems due to lack of experts who understand the systems, high maintenance costs and lack of documentation. This requires organisations to decide whether to continue maintaining LIS, discard them totally, replace them or perform reengineering. To make such decisions, organisations need guidance on LIS evaluation. This study therefore reviewed the available LIS evaluation models in order to identify gaps and insufficiencies in them. Four models were reviewed and qualitatively analysed using content analysis. The models include ISO 25010, ISO 25012, Hierarchical Models and Renaissance Method. Based on the analysis, the common aspects of LIS evaluation found are business value, technical quality and organisational characteristics. This study has provided some potential areas that could be explored further by future studies in LIS evaluation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems, ICRIIS
Pages314-318
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems, ICRIIS 2013 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 27 Nov 201328 Nov 2013

Other

Other2013 International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems, ICRIIS 2013
CityKuala Lumpur
Period27/11/1328/11/13

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Information systems
Industry
Reengineering
Maintainability
Costs

Keywords

  • Legacy Information Systems
  • Legacy Information Systems Evaluation Models
  • Legacy Information Systems Evolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems

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Abu Bakar, H. K. M., & Razali, R. (2013). A preliminary review of legacy information systems evaluation models. In International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems, ICRIIS (pp. 314-318). [6716728] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRIIS.2013.6716728

A preliminary review of legacy information systems evaluation models. / Abu Bakar, Humairath K M; Razali, Rozilawati.

International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems, ICRIIS. 2013. p. 314-318 6716728.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abu Bakar, HKM & Razali, R 2013, A preliminary review of legacy information systems evaluation models. in International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems, ICRIIS., 6716728, pp. 314-318, 2013 International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems, ICRIIS 2013, Kuala Lumpur, 27/11/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRIIS.2013.6716728
Abu Bakar HKM, Razali R. A preliminary review of legacy information systems evaluation models. In International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems, ICRIIS. 2013. p. 314-318. 6716728 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRIIS.2013.6716728
Abu Bakar, Humairath K M ; Razali, Rozilawati. / A preliminary review of legacy information systems evaluation models. International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems, ICRIIS. 2013. pp. 314-318
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