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Feeling haunted by technical debt?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 29, 2020 2:49:04 PM / by Caroline Houlden posted in legacy, IT Strategy, technical debt

Technical debt is a common problem. It isn’t a question of using the latest version of a desktop operating system, but rather the gradual building up IT problems that will come back and haunt organisations in the future.

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For the record, those IT services won't document themselves!

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 15, 2019 3:24:46 PM / by Caroline Houlden posted in Insider, legacy, IT Strategy, Technology, ITIL

Most organisations spend a lot of money buying the right IT tools and services to support their business but how visible is the investment?

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How to move your legacy applications to the cloud

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 4, 2017 3:13:56 PM / by Richard Blanford posted in legacy, cloud intermediation, Cloud migration

How much of your business is in the cloud? Many organisations are now using it for email, document sharing, even CRM – but how about your legacy applications?

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Moving complex legacy applications into the cloud

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 6, 2017 3:18:00 PM / by Chris Tomsett posted in legacy

As more businesses move to a hybrid cloud model, we are increasingly coming across organisations that need to take complex legacy applications with them into the cloud. These can range from the database that has been used by HR for the past 15 years to that clunky application that nobody really likes but is integral to day-to-day operations. In most cases these applications are holding the business back, ensuring that it keeps one foot in the past and never really escapes the physical environment. In some cases the legacy application can actually block further progress, preventing IT from even considering the cloud.

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