Managing Corporate Information Systems Evolution and Maintenance

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Khaled M. Khan, Yan Zhang
Idea Group Inc (IGI), 2005 - Business & Economics - 376 pages
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Managing Corporate Information Systems Evolution and Maintenance addresses the recent developments of systems maintenance research and practices ranging from technicality of systems evolution to managerial aspects of the topic. It includes very contemporary issues such as evolving legacy systems to e-business, applying patterns for reengineering legacy systems to web, architectural recovery of legacy systems, evolving legacy systems into software components. The book offers insight on how information systems evolution and maintenance could be initiated, managed, and engineered. The book is a collection of new ideas, latest techniques and experiences in systems evolution and maintenance.
 

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Managing Corporate Information Systems Evolution and Maintenance addresses the recent developments of systems maintenance research and practices ranging from technicality of systems evolution to managerial aspects of the topic. It includes very contemporary issues such as evolving legacy systems to e-business, applying patterns for reengineering legacy systems to web, architectural recovery of legacy systems, evolving legacy systems into software components. The book offers insight on how information systems evolution and maintenance could be initiated, managed, and engineered. The book is a collection of new ideas, latest techniques and experiences in systems evolution and maintenance 

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Managing Corporate Information Systems Evolution and Maintenance
1
Design for Evolution Fostering Continuity and Responding to Change
24
On the Maturity of Software Maintenance and Other IT Services
51
Upfront Corrective Maintenance at the FrontEnd Support Level
75
Evolving Legacy System Features into FineGrained Components
108
Reengineering Legacy Systems Towards Web Environments
138
Applying Patterns for Reengineering to the Web
167
Architectural Slicing to Support System Evolution
197
Evolution and Maintenance of Web Sites A Product Line Model
255
Software Maintenance Process Modeling and Analysis
272
Evolving Legacy Systems Towards EBusiness
295
Business Oriented Systems Maintenance Management
326
Reducing IS Maintenance by Improving the Quality of IS Development Processes and Practices
345
About the Editors
364
About the Authors
365
Index
371

An Open Architecture for Visual Reverse Engineering
211
Software Architecture Analysis and Reconstruction
228

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