The Cost of Maintaining Legacy Systems

Posted on 06/13/2017

Many Government agencies are spending millions to maintain their legacy systems as opposed to replacing it. As this article states, “And throughout government, legacy systems account for over two-thirds of the annual IT spend.” While this article is a little bit older, it still holds true today. Legacy issues are still very real.

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Embracing the Cloud

Posted on 06/01/2017

Every new technology must go through a cycle of maturity. Beginning with buzz-word status, moving to reliable and proven. As new technologies migrate through this cycle, Federal Government agencies must delicately balance between “bleeding edge” status (too risky) and “dinosaur” (too late) paces of adoption. Prudence has its place and should be exercised before widely adopting new technologies (remember the Apple Newton?), given the potential impact and buying power of most agencies. However, agencies should not wait too long as the expectation of constituents has the potential to outpace t