Software Quality Journal

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 123–130 | Cite as

An Analysis Of Obsolescence Risk In IT Systems

  • M Bradley
  • R.J. Dawson


The paper is concerned with technological and functional obsolescence in the context of common computing applications and from a user persective. Both forms of obsolescence are defined and the effects on software and hardware are discussed, together with the consequence for cost of ownership of IT systems. Supporting data is provided from a number of industrial surveys of commercial off-the-shelf software.

Obsolescence cost of ownership risk management 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • M Bradley
    • 1
  • R.J. Dawson
    • 1
  1. 1.Rolls-Royce and Associates LimitedDerbyUK

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