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CIOs must balance the new without throwing out the old tools that still add value

The challenge many CIOs face is racing to upgrade legacy systems and embrace new working practices while also identifying practices and technologies that are old but still add value to the business. The old maxim, “Don’t fix what isn’t broken,” often stands true when it comes to modern IT strategy. One of these trends is enterprises’ drive to adopt agile working practices—a shift that can push older toolsets into obsolescence. However, smart CIOs will balance the requirements of the new with retaining older systems, processes, and tools that still add value.


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