Are legacy systems still relevant to the way we do business today?

Their only advantage is you can't get rid of them. But are they really relevant to the way we do business now? Not really.

Anonymous Author
Their only advantage is you can't get rid of them. But are they really relevant to the way we do business now? Not really.
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Anonymous Author
Well, they are and they aren't. If I look at the legacy systems that are out there in the large factories—think GM, Ford, you know big boys—all of this is coming from the need to make a business decision. The fastest time to decision gets me closer to zero time to value. From the manufacturer's point of view, zero time to value is the goal in every process. Interestingly, I'm seeing the same thing coming out of the Walmart’s of the world.
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Anonymous Author
Today we consume almost everything, outside of traditional cloud solutions, very similarly to the way we did more than 10 years ago. Based on the customers that I talked to and based on the complex dynamics of the market, I expect that history will repeat itself and that a significant portion of the population will want to solve these unique problems that are represented by what we're calling the Edge and the environments associated with delivering solutions closer to where the action is occurring. They'll either want people that supply to them in a unique way that solves their problem exactly, or they'll want to build their own.
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Anonymous Author
We still run many of our smaller manufacturing plants on legacy ERPs and control systems. Data is eventually fed to the global SAP system but it’s just not economically feasible to replace every legacy application. Eventually with other or additional reasons the legacy applications will be replaced
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Anonymous Author
Relevant? Yes. Important? Yes. Frightening? Yes.
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