We’re now operating twenty years into a new millennium. But despite the futuristic potential, many organizations continue to operate with systems and software that are a decade or more behind the times. Organizations that continue to operate in the past will be challenged to keep pace today – and in the future.
Think about the technology you use in your personal life. For example, the iPhone 4 came out ten years ago – how many of those do you see these days? Yet, according to AIIM research, the decade-old SharePoint Server 2010 is still running for 40% of the SharePoint users – which goes end-of-support later this fall.
SharePoint is just one example and certainly not the only system over 10 years old running every day in organizations. It’s important to assess what aged systems and software are in use today in your organization and how that puts you at a disadvantage. But not just a disadvantage, it opens up privacy and security concerns as software vendors stop plugging any holes in older technology which cause most of the breaches in modern computing.
Then asked “Which of these are happening in your organization over the next 12 months?”.
The mix of current state and future plans were especially compelling in how so many still use network drives and the move to the cloud and desire to retire old technologies were so profound.