In my opinion, it’s not worth the risk inherent from business inflexibility in supporting older systems. To be able to compete effectively, businesses need to be agile and this requires newer technology or at least a strategy of replacing legacy systems. I know there is the other argument. It works so why replace it. However with the second internet a fact, and the trend towards all things internet, business orientation, virtualization, and community collaboration technologies (blogs, RSS, wikis, online services to name a few), the planning should be to move away from old systems. This isn’t a new idea so what’s holding you back? I don’t consider this article old news since it gives an interesting spin.
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