Upgrade strategy

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Upgrade strategy

  1. 1. Upgrade strategy Over time an organisation will have additional hardware and software requirements. An upgrade strategy determines how replacement resources will be implemented.
  2. 2. 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?
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Legacy Systems Legacy systems are those software or hardware systems which are outdated, but are still required by an organisation.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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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

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