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Considering Leaving Legacy IBM Platforms? Beware, as Cost Savings May Disappoint, While Risking Quality

Published: 21 March 2019

ID: G00383838

Analyst(s): Thomas Klinect, Mike Chuba


Legacy platforms may seem old, outdated and due for replacement. Yet IBM and other vendors are continually integrating open-source tools to appeal to more developers while updating the hardware. Application leaders should reassess the capabilities and quality of these platforms before leaving them.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Remove Emotion From the Decision-Making Process
  • Analyze Traditional Platforms by Documenting the Gap Between Business Requirements and Their Supporting Platforms
    • New Tools Remove the Gap in Delivering Business Value Between Platforms
  • Determine the Total Cost When Considering Moving Off a Legacy Platform
  • Conclusion

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