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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An old, slow, or out-of date computer system.
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The authors have directed their attention to organizations with voluminous legacy data that is formatted to print in specific report forms on specific classes of print devices.
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.
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The Web-IT Solution Suite features assessment, design and planning, implementation and project management services to deliver seamless Internet access to legacy data across heterogeneous systems, including Windows NT(R), UNIX(R) and S/390(R).
The result of today's agreement will be seen in the added ability of Constellar Hub to provide seamless and automated access to a wide range of legacy data sources, including VSAM, DB2 and IMS databases through CrossAccess SERIESfour.
Improved support for data definition, custom process definitions, and metadata management from the Web console, which helps administrators easily service-enable data regardless of location, format, or DBMS - even legacy data
By preserving existing legacy data and making it re-usable, Intergraph Marine Enterprise drives design and production efficiency, empowering shipbuilders to increase the number of ships built per year.
To stay competitive, Cooper Booth Wholesale (CBW) turned to Verastream Host Integrator, a screen-based integration product for service-enabling legacy data and logic, to redesign its customer order entry, online catalog and retail price updates into the ultimate Web self-service system for its retail store customers.
For example, a typical XML application might involve converting legacy data into an XML format, validating the resulting XML document, then transforming it to HTML or PDF using XQuery or XSLT.
The results, published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Biotechnology, indicates that scientists have the ability to choose a gene expression platform based on value, ease of use and quality of content, with little to no legacy data concerns.
Latest Release Supports Large XML Documents, Streaming XML Technology, Enhanced Query Optimization and Support for Legacy Data Sources