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Underneath the shiny and the new, lurking in IT systems where it creates security vulnerabilities and barriers to innovation, is an accumulation of quick fixes and outdated systems never intended for their current use, all of which are badly in need of updating.

Christopher Mims, The Invisible $1.52 Trillion Problem: Clunky Old Software

I’m not tech savvy. Does this explain at least some of the intermittent outage weirdness in recent years?