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When you think of the word “legacy,” you may think of powerful, generation-spanning achievements – but some legacies can leave trouble in their wake as well. You may discover this the hard way if your company relies on legacy tech – old-school technology that remains in service even after newer tech has passed it by. Let's look at some ways legacy tech might cause you to lose the race in today's competitive business environment.

Legacy tech can be hard to maintain. The extensive use of ancient programming languages has made it harder and harder for many organizations and institutions to provide essential services quickly and reliably. Obsolete programs often have to be run on emulators or similarly-decrepit hardware. As a result, routine maintenance, repairs, and upgrades turn into a major struggle, if they're possible at all.

Legacy tech makes it harder to grow. Your old hardware, software, and network may continue to support your current work environment just fine – but will that hold true when you need to expand your facility or branch out into multiple sites? Setting up new work facilities with outdated old components just keeps you locked into yesterday's limitations.

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New employees may not know old technology. When you force your new employees to work with systems and devices they've never seen or used before, you're introducing a whole extra layer of learning curve into their efforts to get up to speed.

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