Ciber is a global IT consulting company with some 6,500 employees in North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific, now approaching $1 billion in annual business. The company is a consulting house that specializes in working with its clients to deliver specific technology solutions. Recently, however, Ciber seems to have come to a realization: A huge number of existing organizations have legacy applications in daily use that are desperately in need of modernization. But there lies a quandary — if you’re a CTO with a legacy app portfolio, do you invest the time and expense to rewrite those applications to be cloud-ready, or do you leave them in situ and simply focus on greenfield application opportunities.
Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.