Design science: a case study in information systems re-engineering

Valverde, Raul and Toleman, Mark and Cater-Steel, Aileen (2010) Design science: a case study in information systems re-engineering. In: Strategic information systems: concepts, methodologies, tools, and applications. IGI Publishing (IGI Global), Hershey, PA. United States, pp. 490-503. ISBN 978-1-60566-677-8

Abstract

Recently, many organisations have become aware of the limitations of their legacy systems to adapt to new technical requirements. Trends towards ecommerce applications, platform independence, reusability of prebuilt components, capacity for reconfiguration, and higher reliability have contributed to the need to update current systems. Consequently, legacy systems need to be reengineered into new component-based systems. This chapter shows the use of the design science approach in information systems re-engineering research. In this study, design science and the Bunge-Wand-Weber (BWW) model are used as the main research frameworks to build and evaluate conceptual models generated by the component based and traditional approaches in re-engineering a legacy system into a component-based information system. The objective of this evaluation is to verify that the re-engineered component-based model is capable of representing the same business requirements as the legacy system.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
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Additional Information: This work was previously published in Information Systems Research Methods, Epistemology, and Applications, edited by A. Cater-Steel and L. Al-Hakim, pp. 210-224, copyright 2009 by Information Science Reference (an imprint of IGI Global). Ch 2.5. Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions. See the Website location above for details. Print and electronic copies held USQ Library.
Depositing User: Prof Mark Toleman
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2009 05:52
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: design science; re-engineering; Bunge-Wand-Weber model; component-based systems
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080603 Conceptual Modelling
10 Technology > 1006 Computer Hardware > 100605 Performance Evaluation; Testing and Simulation of Reliability
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080608 Information Systems Development Methodologies
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.4018/978-1-60566-677-8
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5509

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