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Oh Dear, We Bought Our Competitor: Integrating Similar Software Systems
March/April 2011 (vol. 28 no. 2)
pp. 75-82
Rikard Land, Mälardalen University
Ivica Crnković, Mälardalen University
How can an organization transition from several functionally overlapping systems to just one? This scenario is common after, for example, company acquisitions and mergers or as a result of different units in an organization growing to the point at which the two independent efforts must be synchronized to continue. Experiences from 10 cases help show how to address the technological, personnel, and organizational challenges.

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Index Terms:
software engineering, interoperability, process implementation, project management
Citation:
Rikard Land, Ivica Crnković, "Oh Dear, We Bought Our Competitor: Integrating Similar Software Systems," IEEE Software, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 75-82, March-April 2011, doi:10.1109/MS.2010.86
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