October 12, 2001

Can your company afford the Windows legacy?

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill writes: "'Legacy' is defined as a 'gift of personal property,' but it can also mean a bequest of dishonor or disease. Legacy systems are the old technologies and processes used by a business in the face of newer systems it has yet to adopt, or, worse yet, alongside the newer systems. Legacy systems also happen to be one of the worst drains on a business. The amount of effort wasted in keeping an older system supported is often extremely counterproductive in terms of sales and investment. Businesses have to ask whether it really is worth keeping the legacy equipment."


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