Changing your Legacy Systems

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August 6, 2011

As more and more software and hardware get pushed in the market, businesses would often have to upgrade the legacy systems that they use. However, simply changing may not be the best course of action to take.

Here are some reminders when changing your legacy systems:

Ensure backwards compatibility:

It support defines backwards compatibility as being able to handle, access, and read files that were made using the older system. You should first ensure that the new system that you are putting in place is actually able to use your old files.

This is because migrating all your data can become a frustrating task, if you realize that the new system does not support your legacy files.

Check long term viability:

If you are moving on from a legacy system you should check if the system that you are upgrading to would actually last. This is because changing your entire IT infrastructure is frustrating if you would see that you would do it all over again in the near future.

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