Maintaining legacy systems is a major drain on time and resources

IT engineers are spending huge portions of their time addressing technical debt, which prevents them from working on their goals and has a negative impact on morale. This is according to a new report from software development firm Stepsize, which claims the average engineer spends approximately six hours every week sorting out technical debt – a product of rushed delivery …

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Large enterprises struggle to find personnel to maintain legacy IT systems

As the older generation of workers begins to retire, many businesses are left with legacy IT systems and no one to maintain or modernize them. This is according to a new report from software provider Advanced, based on a poll of 400 people working for large enterprises, which states that 89 percent worry about not having access to the right …

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How the content arms race is killing legacy CMS

Customer experiences are now fragmented beyond the grasp of most businesses.  Providing a seamless customer experience as consumers continue their conversation from chat to email to Twitter to some new app virtually unknown to anyone over 16, and doing it all at scale, is a staggering task.  And it is no easier when it comes to content creation.  Marketers then …

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What will Covid’s digital transformation legacy be for the Public Sector?

It is undeniable that the pandemic has had an impact on the way the public sector has had to operate, but will the changes that it’s been forced to implement signify change that lasts longer than the virus itself? What the public sector enacted in response to Covid-19 was revolutionary, enabling remote working (for example) on a hitherto unimaginable scale …

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Businesses prepare to rid themselves of legacy software in 2021

Most organizations turned to new software and applications last year, as they sought to minimize the effects of the pandemic on day-to-day operations. According to a new report from GetApp, the strategy appears to have paid off, as almost all businesses (91 percent) reported being satisfied with last year’s technology purchases. For almost three quarters (74 percent), new technologies helped …

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Public sector businesses could be facing serious legacy security issues

Applications used by public sector organizations contain more flaws than those used by private sector firms, which significantly increases the chances an attack might expose sensitive data. This is according to a new report from application security testing company Veracode, which claims that four in five apps used in the public sector have at least one flaw. The problem, according …

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