A Model-based Approach to Managing Enterprise Information Systems

Robert France, Roger Burkhart, Charmaine DeLisser

Abstract

Organizations must evolve their information systems (IS) in order to adapt to changes in their environment or to maintain or enhance competitiveness. The use of modern application integration technologies (e.g., middleware) and advanced network technologies has resulted in IS that provide services at unprecedented levels, but at the price of becoming more complex and thus more difficult to evolve. By way of concrete examples, this paper focuses on the use of system models expressed in the Unified Modeling Language (UML) to effectively manage information systems assets. The system models capture critical information about an organization and are part of an overall framework called the Application Mapping Framework or AMF. The AMF can be used by IT architects and planners to track applications, relate descriptions of system artifacts across different levels of abstraction and support redundancy, gap and impact analyses. The paper also identifies management roles needed to ensure that the AMF repository contains comprehensive and up-to-date models.

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in Harvard Style

France R., Burkhart R. and DeLisser C. (2005). A Model-based Approach to Managing Enterprise Information Systems . In Proceedings of the Joint Workshop on Web Services and Model-Driven Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: WSMDEIS, (ICEIS 2005) ISBN 972-8865-27-9, pages 171-180. DOI: 10.5220/0002516201710180


in Bibtex Style

@conference{wsmdeis05,
author={Robert France and Roger Burkhart and Charmaine DeLisser},
title={A Model-based Approach to Managing Enterprise Information Systems},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Joint Workshop on Web Services and Model-Driven Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: WSMDEIS, (ICEIS 2005)},
year={2005},
pages={171-180},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002516201710180},
isbn={972-8865-27-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Joint Workshop on Web Services and Model-Driven Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: WSMDEIS, (ICEIS 2005)
TI - A Model-based Approach to Managing Enterprise Information Systems
SN - 972-8865-27-9
AU - France R.
AU - Burkhart R.
AU - DeLisser C.
PY - 2005
SP - 171
EP - 180
DO - 10.5220/0002516201710180