Ajay Gomez is the modernization and digital transformation strategist at Profound Logic and also the president of the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association. Gomez has been in the IT industry for over ten years, helping companies modernize their legacy applications and leverage emerging technologies; he has been a volunteer at WMCPA for over a decade and is passionate about sharing his experience and expertise with up and coming talent.
October 14, 2019 Ajay Gomez
Getting momentum and buy-in for a modernization project can be tough. I’ve lived through this and fought the battle many times. What makes it difficult is that the problem is not obvious and needs to be explained to people outside of IT. For example, it’s not obvious to a business leader that RPG II code should be modernized to RPG ILE. In fact, if we were to modernize the underlying code without telling them, they wouldn’t notice a difference. The business doesn’t see the effects of modernization unless it’s UI modernization, which is why it’s tough to get buy-in.
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