When it comes to managing your company’s IT systems, it’s vital to consider the legacy technologies you have in house as part of the IT strategy and management plan.
‘Legacy technologies’ can refer to any systems or applications that have been in existence for some time, and are either becoming hard to support due to dwindling skills or discontinued support from the vendor, or are no longer core to the company’s operation but do still need to be retained.
Legacy systems pose potential risks to your IT operation and business continuity for two main reasons.It creates extra burden to your day-to-day IT operation. As a result, resources can’t be freed up to focus on more strategic, value-added initiatives. The need to maintain and work with these legacy systems will lead to an increasing dependency on the limited number of staff with these skills. It increases risk at the operational level due to the reduced talent pool and support.
Northdoor applies a systematic approach to evaluating and managing the client’s legacy applications. Our consultancy services are based on these six processes:
Northdoor has been providing application development and support services for more than 20 years to clients in business sectors as diverse as insurance, banking, property, media, retail, distribution, charity, local government, travel and recruitment.
Through its managed services capability, Northdoor has direct day-to-day experience of supporting, and managing upgrades of, network, database and application environments for its clients.
In addition to the latest technologies, Northdoor has worked with, and retains skills in, a range of legacy software development and database technologies including Centura, PowerBuilder, VB and RPG.
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