Episode 17 / 2018.07.23
Andrew Welch, Patrick Harrington, Jonathan Melville, Marion Newlevant
#webdev #migration #bizdev

In this episode we talk with spe­cial guest Ben Parizek about how to approach clients run­ning on lega­cy sys­tems to upgrade to some­thing more mod­ern. We all have clients who are run­ning on old ver­sions of a CMS or oth­er sys­tem of some kind or another.

We dis­cuss when it makes sense to broach the con­ver­sa­tion about mov­ing them to some­thing more mod­ern, and how to couch it in terms of ben­e­fits to the client. Secu­ri­ty, new fea­tures, a site refresh in terms of func­tion­al­i­ty or appear­ance; these all fac­tor in.

We also dis­cuss when it makes sense to focus on for­ward-think­ing work, and con­tract­ing out lega­cy main­te­nance or just plain let­ting the client know it may not be a good fit anymore.

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