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legacy system

An obsolete computer system centred around a mainframe platform which is not worth the cost of upgrading or salvaging. As enterprise modernises hardware, IT departments may be forced to integrate legacy system data, which can be logistically difficult, since obsolete software was often custom written by people who left the institution.

legacy system

(leg′ă-sē) [L. legatia, office of deputy]
An old, slow, or out-of date computer system.
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"This versatile firewall provides remote users with secure clientless remote access to the corporate data from anywhere at any time using a standard Web browser, while IPsec VPN tunnels can simultaneously provide secure site-to-site tunnels and legacy support for client-based remote access.
SCSI's backward compatibility and legacy support are the principal reasons for its survivability.
This combination of new technology, legacy support and security features, such as the integrated fingerprint scanner, is unique in the PC industry today.
This broad platform selection addresses the need for legacy support, and is especially valuable where Information Technology departments have limited control over their users' choice of platforms.
According to betanews.com, the new OS uses a combined Windows 2000/9x code base with much of the legacy support for the ISA-compliant peripherals removed.
the pilot will run for 3 years with a further two years of legacy support. over this time the pilot will seek to accommodate and support 675 of the most vulnerable individuals across the west midlands to substantially reduce levels of rough sleeping.
For Apple, the company has several big reasons to fully make the jump to a 64-bit-based iOS 11 and drop legacy support for 32-bit apps, as the higher-end architecture improves general performance.
A preliminary hearing of the Stalker-Sampson inquest in Belfast, Mr O'Donohue, who represented the coroner, said: "Some of the new members of the Legacy Support Unit support staff may be retired police officers."
"Windows RT lacking legacy support is a problem for enterprises who have their own homegrown apps that they run on employee devices," Brookwood said.
It creates one interface that pulls vital information and knowledge from wherever it is stored, whether it's your CRM system, legacy support systems, search engine, Web site, document libraries, etc.
Prior information notice: ci wishes to establish a new contract with the service providers for the provision of business application consulting services that may arise over the next three years in in the organisation~s group it and telecoms (gitt) business applications section (sap ccc and legacy support and development).
Deputy Chief Constable Judith Gillespie said the PSNI hoped to recruit new staff for its Legacy Support Unit.