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Legacy investment holding businesses back

Organisations risk falling behind in the race for competitive advantage by clinging on to legacy communications technology, according to Annodata who warns that companies should think carefully about when to migrate their existing infrastructure to the cloud.

Annodata CEO Rod Tonna-Barthet
Annodata CEO Rod Tonna-Barthet

A recent report from Hexa Research suggests that UC is expected to grow significantly in Europe by 2020. “Adopting UC cloud services can afford organisations many benefits, so it makes good business sense to ensure that an organisations’ IT strategy considers this transition or certainly begins putting the appropriate steps in place to ensure a seamless adoption process,” Annodata CEO Rod Tonna-Barthet said.
“One of the major barriers to adoption is that organisations feel they have to sweat their historic investment in legacy technology. Undoubtedly, businesses should always aim to get the best performance from their existing estates and it may be tempting to hang on to old equipment for as long as possible. But this is a false economy. Legacy systems can be a drain on the IT department and maintaining these can be cumbersome and expensive, impairing an organisation’s growth,” he added.

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