Title: Different Notions Lead Difficulties of Making Information System Modernization Decisions

Year of Publication: March - 2014
Page Numbers: 43-52
Authors: Miia-Maarit Saarelainen, Virpi Hotti
Conference Name: The Fourth International Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communications (ICDIPC2014)
- Malaysia


If organizational purposes or functions changes then usually we are concerned with information system modernization. However, there are difficulties of making information system modernization decisions because of suppliers and clients may have different notions about modernization. In this paper, we present a review and qualitative analysis of statements for information system modernization. The objective of this review is to describe current reported knowledge in terms of what kind of modernization is defined, what is the domain of modernization, is modernization a synonym for reengineering, and does modernization include replacement situations. We found 42 statements for modernization from 36 papers. These findings show that the concept of modernization is unestablished. However, if we want to have similar notions about information system modernizations then we have to be transparent where the changes have effect. Therefore, one solution based on the analysis of relationships between the entities of enterprise architecture is presented to help for making information system modernization decisions.