Government must take charge if transformation strategy is to succeed

Mark Cresswell, CEO of LzLabs, said if the government is serious about breaking down silos in enterprise IT, it must “address the issue of legacy mainframe technology, which holds many organisations back from modernisation”.

“Many of the UK’s largest institutions are running business-critical back-end systems that were designed in the 1960s and, due to the serious and fast-growing mainframe skills gap, the public sector would be wise to wake up to this impending crisis, when so many people are dependent on the continuation of these services,” he said.

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