The 3rd Platform accelerates technology adoption and maturity cycles, and this will lead to premature obsolescence of current IT assets. The shift away from existing IT assets can be delayed, at a cost, but cannot be avoided.
The CIO can lament the rapid loss of value or grab the opportunity to migrate to new, flexible, variable-cost, service-based solutions to legacy business applications. But fundamentally there has to be focus on reducing legacy quicker, and running on simpler IT architecture.
IDC LOB Sentiment Study - August 2014
n=304 Technology Buyers in the Business
By 2016, 80% of CIOs Will Accelerate 3rd Platform Migration to Counter Premature Obsolescence of Current IT Assets