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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?
    • 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.
    • 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      • Legacy systems are those software or hardware systems which are outdated, but are still required by an organisation.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