software model driven approaches
The question is: what are we talking about when talking about “modernization” in the matter of information technologies and enterprise information systems? Are we talking about of the way to manage… Let’s say a jump from COBOL to Java that will hurt IT teams working habits? Or a jump from a single block system to a distributed and partners opened system? Answer is: both!
In any enterprise a move has always a (hidden) business goal: that is true for modernization moves. An IT move will always affect the IS and so leads to an IS move (except for startup and delete+new moves, which may not really be considered as moves…). An IS move is by nature an IT move, even the re-architecture move which leads to keep technologies in place but change the way to use them.
So IT modernization and IS modernization are two distinct processes with separate goals… But always come together. Any modernization move has to be considered from both standpoints.