legacy system

  

Definition

Obsolete computer system that may still be in use because its data cannot be changed to newer or standard formats, or its application programs cannot be upgraded.

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  • The legacy system has not been entirely phased out as it serves as a nice back up to our current system.

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  • I was really surprised to see the legacy system in action, because it was really cool and unique and something I had never seen.

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  • In many cases, the reason for a local government's inefficiency is directly related to the extensive cost required to update its outdated legacy system.

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