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Technological innovations these days seem to come and go with the speed of high fashion.
The latest, greatest piece of software has an alarmingly short shelf life. Before you know it, it’s time to upgrade – or even replace the old solution entirely. It’s no surprise, then, that people and companies tend to stick with legacy systems well beyond their maximum effectiveness. Who wants the headache of adjusting to new applications, and the dip in productivity that comes with every learning curve?
On this episode, we explore the dilemma of technology obsolescence with Jon Chorley, group vice president of product strategy for supply chain management with Oracle. He explains why companies are reluctant to let go of legacy systems – which, to their minds, are working just fine. Comes a time, though, when the old apps can no longer keep pace with the requirements of modern-day supply chains. As those demands grow more intense, so does the new for new solutions increase. Spoiler alert: the cloud can help. Hosted by Bob Bowman, managing editor of SupplyChainBrain.
Look for a new episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website and iTunes.
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