Finding a Better Use for $35.7 Billion: How Government is Breaking Free of Expensive Legacy Systems

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$35.7 billion. That’s what government agencies spend every year to support antiquated, cumbersome, and expensive legacy systems. And it gets worse: that figure represents half of their total IT budgets, which is a staggering commitment. According to a research report from the Center for Digital Government, nearly 50% of systems are in need of modernization, since many are 20 to 30 years old. In today’s budget-constrained world, do we have to just accept this lackluster performance?

 
If the technologists are right, there just might be a better way.
 
The State of Nebraska and Cornell University are two bright examples of the path forward. Nebraska found a simpler, much more affordable way to manage HR processes and its 18,000 employees across 80 agencies. One official said “In times where economics play a big part in what you do … we’re always looking for ways to lower our cost and get a better product.” Likewise, Cornell University succeeded in cutting costs in IT by introducing a new model for HR self-service to its 14,500 employees. A Cornell official said, “We want people to spend less time collecting and more time considering data.”
 
Could it work for you? Join Governing Magazine for a live, interactive webinar to find out. You will learn:
 
Why you don’t have to live with costly, inflexible, out-of-date systems
How Cornell and Nebraska moved to the cloud – and loved what they found
What a common system for all users can do for the bottom line
How simplicity in systems lets you handle increased regulatory complexity
 
Speakers:
 

Mike McCrory
Director of Personnel
State of Nebraska 
 
 

Lyman Flahive
Senior Director 
HRIS & Records Administration
Cornell University
 

John Miri
Senior Fellow
Governing Magazine
 
 

Kari Gerster 
Director Product Marketing - Industry Solutions
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800-940-6039 ext. 1448
 
 
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