GDPR and Consent

Under the new GDPR consent remains as one of the lawful bases that a data processor can use to process data. In other words, if you have consented to something then your data can be used for that specific purpose. Over the past few days I have visited a number of websites, and it is […]

GDPR – The Clock Is Ticking

The General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect in 2018, and it is clear that there are many myths surrounding the EU regulation. At a recent conference an audience of technology leaders were asked whether they have a GDPR related project on their books, and of the 50-60 attendees only one confirmed that they are […]

Mainframe Project Solutions

Legacy IT Consultants Limited are pleased to announce that we now provide a full end to end mainframe consultancy. We have been providing bespoke components for many years, on a variety of platforms and covering multiple technologies, but we realise that as the move towards modernization gathers pace the poor old mainframe world is in […]

COBOL Skills Gap – There Is A Solution

It is eight years since COBOL celebrated its 50thbirthday, and another two since I last discussed the idea of including COBOL on a university syllabus, so as the legacy language heads towards its golden years, where does it sit in today’s IT landscape? There are more COBOL transactions executed in a day than there are Google […]

Websites and the small business owner

Ten years ago the online world was a very different place. Many of the big commercial players had websites, but only the really technologically advanced ones had transactional sites, as well as the infrastructure behind the scenes to service customer orders. To the small business owner the world wide web was still an unnecessary black […]

Legacy Modernization – Top ten reasons

At a time when IT is being driven to deliver business benefits at an ever increasing pace, justifying a costly modernization programme, with relatively small tangible benefits, can be a daunting task. Opposition can come not only from within the business, but also from within IT itself. Most large organizations have stringent financial controls around […]

What are you executing? The start of legacy modernization

The first step to legacy modernization is gaining an understanding of exactly what is there to begin with. In many cases this is not as easy as it sounds. Many mainframe shops have developed practices over several years that, quite simply, work. Unfortunately, in some cases they work only because of one or two subject […]

Legacy Modernisation – a discussion with Legacy IT Consultants Limited

For many years now “Legacy Transformation” and “Legacy Modernisation” have been buzzwords throughout the IT industry. Whilst, more recently, cloud computing, mobile, and social media are more to the fore, the Legacy issue has certainly not gone away. Many companies tackled the problem with mixed results. Some chose replacement, whilst others chose re-engineering. Some even […]