Waste not, want not

Technology changes rapidly, and so the temptation to update legacy systems is great - if only to give your company a competitive edge. But do the benefits of replacing old systems with new ones really outweigh the cost involved? Martin Friel examines the pros and cons

We live in a society that is obsessed with youth and novelty - one that derides or ignores all that is old or dated. This attitude seems to pervade all facets of society, from fashion to how the elderly are treated, but perhaps it i