Background Note | HBS Case Collection | June 2001

IT Asset: the "Legacy" System Problem

by Richard L. Nolan


Describes the legacy system problem facing traditional companies as they strive to build strategic I-Nets. Identifies the key trends amplifying legacy system problems that cause IT assets to become IT liabilities.

Keywords: Trends; Management Systems; Problems and Challenges; Business Strategy; Information Technology;


Nolan, Richard L. IT Asset: the "Legacy" System Problem. Harvard Business School Background Note 301-148, June 2001.