January 13, 2011 – Nearly half (47 percent) of all existing IT applications are based on outdated legacy technology, according to a recent survey of 166 federal IT leaders by MeriTalk, a government IT network and the Unisys Center for Innovation in Government.

This research revealed that agencies spend almost half of the annual federal IT budget, $35.7 billion, maintaining and supporting legacy applications. Yet, only one-third of respondents said that application modernization is a top priority.

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