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Acquiring Cots Software Selection Requirements Acquiring Cots Product Requirements Lessons Learned

  title={Acquiring Cots Software Selection Requirements Acquiring Cots Product Requirements Lessons Learned},
  author={Neil A. M. Maiden},
0 7 4 0 7 4 5 9 / 9 8 / $ 1 0 . 0 0 © 1 9 9 8 I E E E lthough procuring off-the-shelf systems from commercial suppliers is increasingly popular in our industry, fitting those systems to customer requirements remains problematic. The London Ambulance Service fiasco in 1992 exemplifies a system failure due, at least in part, to poor commercial off-the-shelf product selection. Following the system’s introduction in October 1992, a number of social and technical problems arose. The entire system… 
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