Perhaps you’ve been working with your legacy ERP solution for quite a while. It’s become a part of the family, your team has become familiar with its quirks and limitations, and up until now, you’ve been comfortable with it. It has paid for itself and been a definite business asset.
But lately, you’ve begun to find that there are certain things that your system can’t do, and you may be facing complicated and costly workarounds just to keep your ERP solution up to date.
When your legacy ERP system starts having issues, your IT department may invest hours or even days diagnosing and resolving them. Because the hardware was expensive and because a great deal of effort was put into configuring it to your needs, you may be tempted to struggle along and make it last as long as possible, even past its normal life expectancy.
There is nothing wrong with having a “pet” legacy system, but it may come with a cost in time and resources. The question is, can you afford to keep it around much longer?
The “New IT” mentality: systems as tools
New IT appreciates the principle of using your systems to the full and replacing them when something comes along that is clearly a better tool for the job. When a server starts acting up, perhaps because of poor application development or a bad patch of the operating system, New IT doesn’t waste time trying to figure out what is wrong and patching it up.
You may wonder if this is a waste of an expensive investment, but your investment becomes more of a financial burden if it doesn’t continue to fulfill its function.
Moving from Old IT to New IT is where the Cloud comes in. In today’s cloud-first world, you can access whatever infrastructure you need, keep it as long as it is doing its job, and then stop paying for it when you are done. Cloud-based infrastructure is purchased from a
When you choose
Make the move to the Cloud
When you adopt the new Cloud IT, your infrastructure problems could be gone in the blink of an eye. To ensure the transition is a successful one, rely on a partner who knows not only the Cloud but also your industry. Each industry has unique issues, and understanding these issues requires hands-on experience. Our industry experts possess deep knowledge and experience gained from working in those industries and from years of close collaboration with our clients.
If you are ready to take back your time and free yourself from an unhealthy IT relationship,
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