Many organisations still run legacy systems despite the clear and present momentum of digital transformation projects. Often these outdated applications are mission critical and are the backbone for how a business runs. Replacing these systems isn’t always straightforward and often sheer fear and inertia holds teams back from making a change.
The reality is that organisations have become prisoners to these systems that are simultaneously an asset and a liability to the business. In the majority of cases, such platforms are no longer supported by the software vendor and require skills that are not common in today’s talent pool. Furthermore, often these systems have been kept ticking over, but have lacked the real investment to enable them to support strategic growth.