It is hard to change habits. It takes someone courageous to take a hard look at themselves and to break free of bad routines.
The biggest problem that some habits bring to a business is the out-dated ways of doing business. Every business that is more than a few years old will have a few of these bad habits. In much older, larger and distributed organizations this is a bigger but common problem.
This problem exists due to people. How people use technology and what technology is used by companies contribute to the problem and also to the solution.
The users of technology and their Habits are not simple to change. Training them in the first place to use technology was hard, time-consuming and expensive. Once they are up and running with it they tend to create their own silos of working ways. We all love having control and freedom of choice. Over time, users create little deviations and short-cuts that “works for them”.
With technology changing at a much faster pace, using software that is even only a few years old is a risky proposition. Technical debt is a bigger issue for software businesses. Legacy systems are the nightmare of IT departments. It is really hard to support legacy. The skills required to support and improve older systems and software are diminishing and hard to find.
If you are an organization still using older software technology, you are not only increasing your support costs and business continuity risks but you are actually riding on dinosaurs towards your extinction.
Seek out a migration plan and talk to the experts. Mitigate your risk of legacy and put in a plan to keep your software up-to-date. Be brave and embrace the change.
We at jeylabs are here to support you with Technology Transformation. We have performed many successful migrations and upgrades from older versions of Software platforms across both on-prem and cloud. Whether automating, integrating, migrating or modernisation, we have you covered from RPA to DPA.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you map out a migration plan and execute it well.