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AIB’s CIO explains the difference between legacy and heritage systems

Tim Hynes

Tim Hynes says that when new digital systems are being designed for the company to use in the future, it's crucial that they are equipped to last and not just designed for delivery

Tim Hynes says part of his role as Chief Information Officer at Allied Irish Bank is to strike the right balance between preserving the company’s legacy systems and creating a heritage it can be proud of. He tells Hot Topics that the difference is that legacy usually denotes that something is outdated and a cause for concern, while heritage might also be old but remains an effective and reliable way of operating.

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