How your legacy system is holding you back (and what to do about it)
We’re living in an era defined by innovation. The speed at which technology moves means that software that was cutting-edge a few years ago may now be obsolete.
Within what felt like the blink of an eye, MP3 players were replaced by smartphones, with Steve Jobs proudly proclaiming the iPhone was “the best iPod we’ve ever made”.
Yet, where consumers are quick to embrace innovation, organisations struggle to let go – particularly when it comes to their legacy system.
Often, because decision-makers within the business favour familiarity over the unknown of starting again; they’re scared of the cost involved and the disruption it will cause.
The truth is, sticking with your legacy system is a symptom of short-term thinking; it may provide some benefit, but it’ll be short-lived.
An over reliance on ageing hardware and software will cost you more in operational and maintenance costs, and ultimately, it will prevent your business from growing.
These are the ways in which your legacy system is holding you back and the steps you can take to easily replace it.