A majority of federal IT managers say there’s an urgent need to modernize legacy applications, according to new research from MeriTalk, a public-private partnership focused on improving the outcomes of government IT.

The report, “Future Ready Applications: The Modern Legacy,” which was sponsored by Accenture Federal Services, shows that 92% of the 150 federal IT managers surveyed say it’s urgent for their agency to modernize legacy applications. They cite driving factors such as security issues (42%), time required to manage and/or maintain systems (36%) and inflexibility and integration issues (31%).

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