Once a part of the IT estate gets labelled legacy, it takes on a whole new personality. It is almost as if it finally gets the recognition it deserves for many decades of long and faithful service. It’s done its job so well, that the business can’t live without it, and so it finally takes its place in the ‘hall of fame’ where it continues to provide excellent, wise and revered service to anyone who wants to use it. And there it stays, safe in the knowledge that the young, fashionable alternatives – who may be faster, more agile and designed to work with the new wave of mobile, internet-based, cloud-ready technology – just don’t have the same ‘presence’ as their legacy counterparts.
But, all the time this is happening, so is ‘business as usual’, and the legacy systems continue to run quietly in the background, notching up another year of service without anyone really noticing. Let’s face it, when a piece of business technology something is 15 or 20 years old, what’s another year or two? Especially when all this ‘business as usual’ provides convenient day-to-day distractions from the legacy system. The legacy technology, meanwhile has steps in place to keep it in a steady state, whether offshored or kept ticking along with one or two stalwart staff.
There is a risk in this mentality of “what’s another year?”- and it is this risk that we investigate in our latest whitepaper on our core area of expertise, CA Gen.
In it, we look into those risks and compare them to concerns that organisations have over modernising CA Gen systems NOW. In particular, we look at how automation can mitigate those risks, and enhance the process.
You can read the whitepaper here – and don’t forget that we’d love to hear your thoughts and comments.
For more information about CA Gen modernisation services, please contact us.