legacy system

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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An old, slow, or out-of date computer system.
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While we are finding some success hiring millennials to fill the gap, we are relying more and more on some of the legacy technology systems we have in place to drive efficiencies in the business, keep up with direct and emerging competitors, and provide the best possible experience for the insured.
Dealing with legacy technology, as well as the time and cost to go from concept to reality were also big challenges.
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As a result, a crucial element of the project selection decision was the combination of reliability - provided by the elimination of legacy technology like Spanning Tree, an older single-path networking protocol - and flexibility that comes from centralized and automated virtual configuration capability.
In addition, CIOs entering their position within the last year will have 141 per cent more of their environment in the cloud than a longer-tenured CIO (greater than six years), and that for certain workloads over the next three to five years, cloud pricing will be 30 per cent to 40 per cent lower than legacy technology.
Replacing its existing legacy technology, Niger Dock will deploy the Avaya Aura Solution for Midsize Enterprise, as well as Avaya ERS 4000 and ERS 5000 networking solutions at the core and edge of its communications network.
"What that means is we've contained the investment in our older technologies that can't be scaled for growth and we've simplified our current technologies by consolidating like components wherever possible and eliminating legacy technology," she explains.
"Proper planning and design is a critical step in the wireless lifecycle, whether deploying a new network, migrating legacy technology or validating an existing WLAN.
NAB's outsourcing program is part of a plan to upgrade the bank's legacy technology systems that includes spending one billion dollars over five years on revamping its core banking systems.
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