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  • Upgrade strategy
    • Over time an organisation will have additional hardware and software requirements .
    • An upgrade strategy determines how replacement resources will be implemented.
  • Future proofing
    • It is important that any new hardware or software has a useful life span, generally 3 to 5 years .
    • What have been the major changes in technology in the past 5 years?
    • What about the next five years?
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  • Compatibility & Integration Testing
    • Any upgrades need to be compatible with existing hardware and software .
    • Need to test for compatibility between:
    • Network servers
    • Operating systems
    • Software
    • Peripherals
    • Need to carry out integration testing by ensuring components are combined and tested with each other.
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  • Legacy Systems
    • Legacy systems are those software or hardware systems which are outdated, but are still required by an organisation.
    • Often old technologies such as mainframe computers
    • May be too expensive to replace
    • Solution may involve emulation
  • Credits
    • Int 2 / Higher Information Systems – Using Information – Upgrade Strategy
    • Produced by M. Cunningham for the City of Edinburgh Council 2004
    • All images licenced under Creative Commons 3.0
    • Computer Suite by Hands on Support
    • Google Calendar Logo by Martin Lafrance
    • Lab on a chip by NASA
    • Computer Mess by Phil Gold
    • IBM System 360 by Michael Cote