Legacy Systems

The alternative to “Rip-and-Replace”

For those unfamiliar, the phrase “rip-and-replace” in an IT context is the sort of project and related activities involving the total retirement of a legacy (old) system, and the institution of a new one.  Complicated legacy systems and aging enterprise apps eventually become inflexible and limiting; they fail to meet business requirements on an increasing basis, don’t serve staff, business partners, or constituents well, and stifle innovation and progress. 

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