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As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact economies worldwide, Nick Denning CEO at Diegesis, takes a closer look at fresh career opportunities from an unexpected source – new jobs in the support and enhancement of mature and established business systems. Demand remains high for skills to maintain and modernize these legacy systems.
There are those who think mission critical business applications should be replaced just because they are based on old technology. Indeed, there can be reasons for adopting this approach and replacing systems built on older platforms. Surely, a complete re-write using today’s hot new software must be better than the tangled spaghetti of interdependent legacy systems, code and databases?
Few organisations are exactly where they want to be in terms of enterprise IT solutions to support their business. Technologies evolve, new applications become available but existing systems may have proven their worth over many years and can be costly to replace. However, the reality of the situation is much clearer and immeasurably improved with a full understanding of the risks faced by either replacing tried and tested solutions and/or implementing new technology. Only with that knowledge can the relevant strategies, action plans and appropriate partnerships be developed to drive the right changes at the right time.