§ 147‑33.90. Analysis of State agency legacy systems.
(a) The Office of Information Technology Services shall analyze the State's legacy information technology systems and develop a plan to ascertain the needs, costs, and time frame required for State agencies to progress to more modern information technology systems.
(b) In conducting the legacy system assessment phase of the analysis, the Office shall:
(1) Examine the hierarchical structure and interrelated relationships within and between State agency legacy systems.
(2) Catalog and analyze the portfolio of legacy applications in use in State agencies and consider the extent to which new applications could be used concurrently with, or should replace, legacy systems.
(3) Consider issues related to migration from legacy environments to Internet‑based and client/server environments, and related to the availability of programmers and other information technology professionals with the skills to migrate legacy applications to other environments.
(4) Study any other issue relative to the assessment of legacy information technology systems in State agencies.
(c) Upon completion of the legacy system assessment phase of the analysis, the Office shall ascertain the needs, costs, and time frame required to modernize State agency information technology. The Office shall complete this phase of the assessment by January 31, 2005, and shall report its findings and recommendations to the 2005 General Assembly. The findings and recommendations shall include a cost estimate and time line for modernization of legacy information technology systems in State agencies. The Office shall submit an ongoing, updated report on modernization needs, costs, and time lines to the General Assembly on the opening day of each biennial session. (2003‑172, s. 1; 2004‑129, s. 22.)