Dangerous legacy

IT infrastructures may be unable to handle the strain of an ‘information explosion’ by 2005 because companies will fail to maintain the necessary investment in technology.

That is the main finding of a survey of IT directors at the UK’s leading 100 companies by CopperEye, a database indexing software company. The vendor’s report raises questions about the ability of legacy systems to cope with the likely surge in demand. That, at any rate, is the view from the database software community.

But IT directors have grown more sophisticated in recent years and seem likely to step up demands on their suppliers in future, helping them to meet predicted demand while avoiding over-exuberant spending.

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Ben Rossi

Ben was Vitesse Media's editorial director, leading content creation and editorial strategy across all Vitesse products, including its market-leading B2B and consumer magazines, websites, research and...

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