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Why ‘rip and replace’ IT projects are worth the effort

CIO.com

It’s no secret that IT budgets are tight, and that for most CIOs it takes every available dollar just to maintain the systems and staff they have. So the idea of scrapping it all and starting over again might hold the same appeal as a root canal. But for some CIOs, a so-called “rip and replace” effort just might be the least painful solution for old systems that have past their prime. Sure, the stakes are high, and the cost is usually huge. But the timeframe for which the business is disrupted is far shorter – and that can mean ...