Every major enterprise has a significant installed base of existing software systems that reflect the tangled IT architectures that result from decades of patches and failed replacements. Most of these systems were designed to support business architectures that have changed dramatically. At best, these systems hinder agility and competitiveness and, at worst, can bring critical business functions to a halt.
Architecture-Driven Modernization (ADM) restores the value of entrenched systems by capturing and retooling various aspects of existing application environments, allowing old infrastructures to deliver renewed value and align effectively with enterprise strategies and business architectures.
Information Systems Transformation provides a practical guide to organizations seeking ways to understand and leverage existing systems as part of their information management strategies. It includes an introduction to ADM disciplines, tools, and standards as well as a series of scenarios outlining how ADM is applied to various initiatives. Drawing upon lessons learned from real modernization projects, it distills the theory and explains principles, processes, and best practices for every industry.
Philip Newcob is CEO of The Software Revolution, Incorporated (TSRI), and an internationally recognized expert in the application of artificial intelligence and formal methods to software engineering. Over the course of 32 years, he has done groundbreaking research in the application of artificial intelligence, software engineering, automatic programming, and formal methods technology to industrial software problems, including 13 years at the Boeing Artificial Intelligence Center as a Principal Computer Scientist before founding TSRI in 1995. Mr. Newcomb formulated the conceptual product framework and led a team of computer scientists to develop the software transformation technology and products offered by TSRI.