"I worked in IT for many years. I used to be the
whizkid, whereas now I am just the “older guy who’s
seen it all” (I am getting old: I am over 30 now…).
I’ve seen enough to make this very bold statement:
“Migrating is hard. In fact, it might well be the hardest
thing to do for an IT department”. Starting ex-novo is easy:
you can decide what technologies you will use, and work around
problems and idiosyncrasies of the chosen platforms. There are very
few “gotchas” when you start from scratch and have a
clear list of requirements. When you have to migrate, however, you
often enter a real life nightmare: some things are just not going
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