As a follow up to our blog “Breaking Up is (Not) Hard to Do”, I wanted to share some specific questions to help determine if it is time to move on.
Let’s start by asking what is Legacy technology? Simply put, it typically outdated technology that remains in use despite the availability of newer systems. It is “comfortable” and viewed as “reliable” and is still around because you’ve known each other for years (sounds like a description of every bad relationship ever given to continue our breaking up theme). However, I also give a great deal of credence to folks like my grandparents who have lived happily together for 50 years and it really was a match made in heaven. I have seen many companies (and relationships) who have sought out change for the sake of change and have sometimes failed miserably. So, the first step is to decide if you have a legacy system you should consider replacing.