Gartner Research

Filling Legacy Platform Vacancies Is Not Difficult With Simple Organizational Changes

Published: 23 July 2018

ID: G00352217

Analyst(s): Thomas Klinect


Organizations supporting applications on legacy platforms are grappling with the reality of departing staff, leaving 40 years of investment in peril. Application leaders can learn from independent software vendors and work with HR to persuade millennials to work with legacy platforms.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Recruit Talent for Legacy Platforms Now
  • Remove the Stigma of "All Legacy Platforms Are Bad"
  • Adopt New Open-Source Technologies and Methodologies
  • Ask ISVs and Platform Owners How They Attract Talent
  • Speak the Same Language as Millennials

Case Studies

  • Rocket Software
  • IBM
  • CA
  • Takeaways

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