Legacy System Renewal Adoption, ROI, and TCO

May, 2011


The decision whether to renew or replace legacy applications is an economic one that many IT managers are wrestling with as organizations seek to exploit Internet-enabled business processes and mobile applications. In this study, we assess current adoption and investment rates for legacy system renewal projects based on our annual survey of 200 IT organizations. Next, to determine risks associated with renewal projects we look at the return on investment (ROI) and total cost of ownership (TCO) experiences of organizations that have undertaken such projects. Finally, we examine trends by organization size and conclude with a summation of best practices. (12 pp., 7 figs.)
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