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ERIC Number: EJ858058
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1055-3096
Migrating Legacy Systems in the Global Merger & Acquisition Environment
Katerattanakul, Pairin; Kam, Hwee-Joo; Lee, James J.; Hong, Soongoo
Journal of Information Systems Education, v20 n3 p281-288 2009
The MetaFrame system migration project at WorldPharma, while driven by merger and acquisition, had faced complexities caused by both technical challenges and organizational issues in the climate of uncertainties. However, WorldPharma still insisted on instigating this post-merger system migration project. This project served to (1) consolidate the separated legacy MetaFrame systems from the three pre-merger pharmaceutical organizations into one globally managed system and (2) develop a global support team for the newly consolidated global MetaFrame system. This system migration project was aligned with WorldPharma's IT strategy that aimed to streamline its IT resources and enhance system efficiency. (Contains 3 figures.)
Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE). c/o Al Harris, JISE Editor, Department of Computer Information Systems, Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608. Tel: 828-262-6180; Fax: 828-262-6190; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A