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September 2016

Escaping legacy – removing a major roadblock to a digital future

Sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com

Core legacy systems inhibit businesses’ ability to meet changing customer demands in the digital age. The scale and nature of the problem is such that it needs to be addressed now.

Table Of Contents

  • This report recommends adopting a business driven and evolutionary (step by step) rather than revolutionary (big-bang) approach when modernising core systems and associated infrastructures to align with customer needs in the emerging digital economy.
  • It also recommends tackling each layer of the IT stack by employing open standards, modern tools and techniques, especially those emerging within open cloud environments such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.
  • The survey suggests that it is time for Boards and corporate leaders to control their own destinies in the new digital economy, otherwise they are likely to find their destinies in the hands of someone else.

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