Journal of International Information Management


In this article, we have proposed a new global software development support system. Until now, the technological challenges in global software development support have been addressed on a semi-automatic ad hoc basis by Groupware technologies such aS electronic mail, teleconferencing, electronic meetings, calendaring and scheduling, and workflow. These methods are usefid but do not address the issues of site autonomy, and transactional consistency. Our proposed software development support system is based on replication technology. In our system, each software development center has the ability to make additions and modifications. Further, the system also maintains transactional consistency so all sites have the identical copy of documents in near real-time.