Get Fast: A Survival Strategy For Software Development

April 29, 2015

At the InformationWeek Conference in Las Vegas on Tuesday, there wasn’t much agreement about how to refer to legacy IT. Walmart CIO Karenann Terrell called it “classic,” because the term was respectful. Andrew Zitney, SVP at Allstate’s technology and operations infrastructure services organization, suggested “evergreen,” to reflect the role of the traditional corporate IT portfolio as a foundation of revenue.

But Zitney and fellow panelists Andi Mann, VP of products, strategy, and marketing at CA Technologies, and Mike Beltzner, product lead for mobile and web apps at Pinterest, agreed that companies need to accelerate how they deliver software, without necessarily leaving legacy IT behind.

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