It was recently found out that the launch of a system in charge of monitoring the UK government’s legacy applications has been delayed.
Indeed, the government is currently lacking a central list of all its aging computing estate as well as of the risks associated with these infrastructures and applications. In order to fix that situation, a four-box model was being tested in three central government departments and a tool was in development and should have been ready for the beginning of January 2022.
Tackling legacy technology across government is essential, hence the CDDO has formed a working group across a number of departments to build a framework that can assess legacy systems. Yet, the government has still no clear plan on how it will be replacing its legacy infrastructure, although some systems date from the 1970s.
It was reported that the system should be ready for the start of next year.