How one company stuck to its legacy system without employees to support it, was published in CIO Dive and was written by Justine Brown.
Aziz Gilani, Partner at Mercury Fund, shares his insight into legacy technology.
A large healthcare provider in the Midwest recently offered employees in one of its divisions early retirement. The good news was about 80% of the employees took advantage of the offer. The bad news was early retirement meant many of the personnel that knew how to maintain the company’s legacy mainframe infrastructure had just walked out the door.
While the obvious solution was to use the situation as a catalyst to migrate to newer technologies, the company needed its legacy mainframe system. In this case, the mainframe was the only platform with the compute power needed to maintain the applications and services that were literally the life of the organization.