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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An old, slow, or out-of date computer system.
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For a free analysis of how Rand Secure Archive's EWA solution can address the multiple challenges of accessing legacy data caused by the discontinuation of HP Autonomy's EAS solution, call 877/443-8042 or visit www.randsa.com.
Andrew Warzecha, Senior Vice President at META Group, a leading research and consulting firm which focuses business transformation, commented: "Software that augments enterprise content management platforms for specific tactical requirements, such as legacy data transformation, will be vital as enterprise content management becomes an increasingly strategic infrastructure requirement for most large organizations by 2004."
AIG needed to update a legacy data center environment to a next generation data center capable of housing the latest technologies to meet ever expanding IT demands.
Legacy data sharing allows business intelligence vendors, for example, to tightly integrate their back-end data integration facilities with their front- end applications.
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Legacy data integration for those applications continues to be a significant challenge for corporate customers and software vendors," said Todd Olson, chief technology officer and co-founder of Cerebellum Software.
And marketing-wise, you can't count on owners of legacy data rushing to make their old media obsolete.
Java was conceived as a client-side application environment but it is fast becoming clear that developers (or at least their bosses) are less interested in developing Java on the desktop than they are in the application of its cross-platform capability to more lucrative back-end and server-side environments including legacy data integration.
Simpana software replaced the hospital's legacy data backup solution to better safeguard nearly two PB of crucial medical and patient data.
In comparison the two new products can be installed in hours and integrated in days - with no change to existing application code - and will then immediately allow customers to integrate and analyse the legacy data, says Informatica.