Things move very quickly in the digital world. Digital teams are developing exciting new services using modern tools, methods and technology, but most legacy infrastructure does not support or enable this innovation.
The Government Technology Innovation Strategy published last year talks about the extent of the legacy technology challenge and the need to resolve it and provide “flexible technology components and platforms to create an environment where emerging technologies can be used and integrated at scale”.
Legacy infrastructure environments are, by their very nature, complex and tightly integrated, often with heavily bespoke elements requiring specialist (expensive) expertise to maintain and support.
Legacy infrastructure doesn’t scale easily to support changing business requirements and can’t be quickly or easily changed – all of which severely limits the ability to innovate using emerging technologies.