Nursing Informatics

Nursing Informatics Terminology Self Study- End user testing & Software sunsetting

Sunsetting: refer to something out or terminating it. The term is often used in computer hardware and software products as part of the business plan. Computer software vendors usually sunset an older version when new version is available, therefore, old version will be no longer supported by the company, thus new upgrade or replacement will be necessary, and software vendors receive profits. Sunsetting usually occurs after 2 or 3 upgrades so that organizations that have chosen to delay upgrading may be faced with potential failure of its computer system. Hardware may also be sunsetted, usually after a few years.
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