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Nov 2017 - IDC PeerScape - Doc # US43202817

IDC PeerScape: Practices for Breaking Free of Legacy Systems for Digital Transformation

Author: Mitch Betts III
Adjunct Research Advisor

Abstract

This IDC PeerScape describes how CIOs are working to escape the grip of outdated IT, which is impeding their efforts to compete in the digital economy. They are migrating critical workloads to the cloud or creating an integration layer that allows legacy platforms and applications to work with modern systems.

"It's hard to be a digital innovator if your technology is anchored in the past," says Mitch Betts, adjunct analyst with IDC's IT Executive Programs. "Plus, the IT staffers who know how to run the old systems are retiring. This report identifies the best practices of CIOs who are tackling the challenge of moving to the 3rd Platform while continuing to serve mission-critical functions."

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