Palmer, James D. School of Information Technology and Engineering, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.
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A professional activity that utilizes processes and procedures from systems engineering, systems management, and product development for the purpose of developing large-scale complex systems. These complex systems involve hardware and software and may be based on existing or legacy systems coupled with totally new requirements to add significant functionality through integration of new systems or subsystems. Systems integration generally involves combining products of several contractors to produce the working system. Systems integration applications range from creation of complex inventory tracking systems to designing flight simulation models and reengineering large logistics systems.
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