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There are numerous reasons to update your business’ technology—particularly if this technology is crucial to your business’ processes. However, many businesses still rely on legacy systems. This makes it a challenging prospect to update them appropriately, unless you know what you’re doing. This week, we’re devoting our tip to helping you do just that.
First, let’s review what makes a legacy system, a legacy system.
The term “legacy” is a surprisingly flexible one, involving a variety of definitions beyond just “old.” Technically speaking, legacy basically means that the system or software somehow prevents the organization that uses it from growing or adapting effectively. Basically, if a system or a piece of software can’t play nicely with the others that you rely on, it’s a piece of legacy technology.
Often, a legacy system will exhibit issues in terms of its maintenance and support, as well as any attempts to integrate it with other systems and, of course, its user experience.
Having said that, many legacy systems are fundamentally necessary for businesses, making the aforementioned updates necessary as well. This is precisely why legacy system modernization—a fancy term for replacing these old tools with solutions that do a better job of delivering their intended value—is so crucial.
Legacy system modernization is made simpler through the adoption of a few basic practices:
IT will eventually age, and need to be upgraded and replaced. We’re here to help you do so. Reach out to us to learn more about our services and how you can benefit from them by calling 217-475-0226.
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