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Updating legacy systems will reduce cybercrime

As technology allows us to do more online, it also leaves us vulnerable to cyberattacks. The internet has evolved since its inception and understanding and monitoring cybercrime as it progresses is critical for every organization’s security. Institutions across all industries are affected by this problem — especially those who have some sort of personal, financial or medical data on their … Read More

House of Representatives Passes Modernizing Government Technology Act

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Representative Will Hurd IT Modernization Act

Recently, Representative Will Hurd from Texas introduced the IT Modernization Act to the House of Representatives. This Act seeks to encourage government agencies to modernize their IT software. The Act is a combination of two bills passed earlier this year: The MOVE IT Act, which Hurd introduced this summer, and the IT Modernization Fund introduced by Rep. Steny Hoyer last … Read More

Data Breaches in the Healthcare Industry

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Data Breaches in the Healthcare Industry

Large and small companies, banks, other financial organizations, governmental agencies and especially groups in the healthcare industry are all being forced to pay increased attention to cybersecurity. Overseeing cybersecurity threats is becoming more difficult as software systems grow older and are no longer flexible enough to support the needs of modern businesses. This problem is magnified when we are discussing … Read More

Retailers and Legacy Technology

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Reatil Sector Legacy Systems

Shopping has changed in the last decade, moving from brick-and-mortar stores with traditional cash registers to online stores, fulfillment centers and countless new payment methods like Square. Consumers are changing the way they shop, and retailers have had to account for that by evolving their sales models to be accessible online, in-store, through mobile devices and more. According to the … Read More

So, you’re having problems with your current systems — now what?

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Dilbert Cartoon on Legacy Systems

Retail outlets, hospitals, banks and government organizations around the world are struggling with complex, aging or outdated software systems that are not flexible enough to support modern business needs. Some companies have been using the same technology for the past fifty years, and with each year the company doesn’t update, the likelihood of security problems increases. Many companies are having … Read More

Security, Functionality and User Experience…The Complete Package

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user experience

Headlines point out everyday that outdated software can lead to major privacy breaches for both businesses and individuals. But besides personal privacy risks, how else is the end-user affected? From an end-user standpoint, privacy is the biggest risk, but what about user experience? A major issue with legacy systems that have been around for years is that many of them … Read More

Have We Become Complacent With Security Risks?

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Carphone Warehouse

Of course, most of the world’s businesses are aware of the fact that a security breach could be detrimental to their business. But why is it that the “outdated software turns into nightmare for customers” headline continues to appear almost daily? At this point, almost every American has been affected by at least one data breach this year. Take Carphone … Read More