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Title: Towards a Rosetta Stone for translating data between information systems
Authors: Morton, Josh
Beckford, John
Cooke, Louise
Keywords: Asset management
Data migration
Data translation
Information systems
Information system modernization
Legacy systems
Rosetta Stone
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: SAGE Publications / © The Authors
Citation: MORTON, J., BECKFORD, J. and COOKE, L., 2015. Towards a Rosetta Stone for translating data between information systems. Business Information Review, 32 (4), pp. 220 - 230.
Abstract: Information systems are an important organizational asset and offer numerous benefits. However, organizations face continued challenges when upgrading ageing information systems, and the data contained within, to newer platforms. This article explores, through conversations with information systems professionals in four organizations, the potential development of a ‘Rosetta Stone’, which can translate data between systems and be used to help overcome various challenges associated with their modernization. Despitemixed feedback regarding theRosetta Stone concept from interviewees, solutions highlighted in literature combinedwith participant feedback presented theories for its development, primarily as a tool to enable meaningful interpretation of data, rather than direct translation. The conclusion reflects on data collected to recommend a framework for how the tool might be developed and has the potential to be of significant interest to practitioners, open-source communities and organizations.
Description: This article was accepted for publication in the journal, Business Information Review [Sage Publications / © The Authors]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0266382115616235
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1177/0266382115616235
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/19935
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0266382115616235
ISSN: 1741-6450
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