The word “legacy” when referring to systems is often seen as bad, making you think of old and dusty outdated technology. However, a legacy system is defined as “applications, platforms, hardware setups, programming languages, and other technologies that have been superseded by newer options.” Legacy is simply referring to the age of the technology and if an older technology is still in use, that usually because it works!
In this episode, William Jolly joins Matt to talk about legacy applications, what they are, and why they’re still used. Every business has a unique timeline and budget when it comes to modernizing legacy applications, so William will also walk the audience through when they should update their systems or just start fresh with a new system.
William Jolly is a seasoned Program Manager with over twenty years’ experience in technology, management, analysis, business operations, and customer service. He is skilled in all aspects of solution delivery, from the development of strategic plans to business process analysis, everything in between. Fun fact about William: In addition to being an expert on legacy systems, he could talk for hours about phone number construction in an analog switched network.
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William Jolly is a seasoned Program Manager with over twenty years’ experience in technology, management, analysis, business operations, and customer service.
Matt Trouville is our DigitalNOW podcast host, helping bring the latest technology and strategy to our listeners, and translating messaging from subject matter experts.