What is the average age of your IT systems?

1-3 years old22%

4-6 years old59%

7-10 years old17%

11-20 years old1%

20+ years old1%


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Director in Manufacturing, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
It’s a bit hard to answer. If we have 120k people on teams is that one App that is Zero years old since it’s in the cloud and in theory perpetually upgraded ?

Is a 20 year would of date ERP on an AS/400 with 2,000 users 2,000 twenty year old apps?

I can tell you our oldest app is over 35, and our newest app is probably days old
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Senior Director, Defense Programs in Software, 5,001 - 10,000 employees

Indeed! Is Salesforce 22 years old, or the time from the last 3x/year update (or depending on which architecture)?

There’s also the discussion of what makes up a “system” - and the impacts are has to do with it.


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CTO in Software, 201 - 500 employees
Without a doubt - Technical Debt! It's a ball and chain that creates an ever increasing drag on any organization, stifles innovation, and prevents transformation.
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