What are some of the challenges faced in systems maintenance?

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Challenges faced in systems maintenance:
1. Poorly documented programs –These make corrective maintenance very difficult.
2. Poor user cooperation –Users who are uncooperative in identifying system errors or-inefficiencies hinder corrective maintenance.
3. Lack of standards in the system being maintained. This makes it difficult to carry out adaptive, corrective and perfective maintenance.
4. Changing user needs –This results in frequent maintenance which is tedious and costly
5. Changing hardware and software. This necessitates frequent adaptive maintenance,which is tedious and costly.
6. Poor management cooperation. Lack of cooperation in the form of adequate funding and goodwill may hinder systems maintenance.

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