Retiring Technical Debt and Embracing the Cloud. A Singapore Perspective.

Retiring Technical Debt and Legacy Software

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For many organisations that have yet to retire their technical debt and legacy software, it’s only a matter of time before they will embrace new systems, that being the move to cloud.

The rapid acceleration of digital transformation and digital transition that the world saw in 2021 has already resulted in many organisations retiring legacy software and systems. 

In Singapore, multinational organisations may have been geographically separated from their global locations due to the pandemic, but those who have taken the step to migrate to Cloud have benefited from improved communication, collaboration and innovation across teams and geographies.

As Singapore continues its march towards a dominant glocal tech hub and with new players joining the race, organisations that want to compete cannot afford to be slowed down by the build-up of inefficiencies created by legacy software and the build-up of technical debt.

Saying goodbye to your old investment

Retiring legacy software poses challenges. 

This may be due to what is considered a considerable investment (both financially and in time) in their current IT systems. However, over time, such systems create inefficiencies and limit the ability to innovate and scale, slowing down your team. 

As IT leaders and CIO’s gain more influence within their companies, their focus on the adoption of the cloud should sway opinions as the long term benefits of a faster and more efficient IT solution means that organisations can focus on speed, innovation, pursuing new projects and creating value for the business.

Amazon Web Services (AWS), highlights achieving lower costs and faster turnaround times and more efficient product development cycles. Customers who move to AWS deliver an average of almost three times more features (such as applications), and they deliver these features 42 per cent faster* than they did without AWS. (Source:

People – Who’s going to take on the project?

Migration to cloud takes knowledge and leadership…a single-threaded leader—someone dedicated to ensuring your migration is a success. And beyond the initial migration, to take advantage of the new capabilities also requires skilled individuals such as DevOps leaders and Project Managers.

Moreover, there is competition for talent from companies that know that building a team of high performing cloud professionals can result in faster innovation. Innovation comes in many forms but the end goal is to improve and be better and using the cloud with the right set of people in your organisation can allow innovation to flow with few inefficiencies.

As we work with our clients, a deep understanding of AWS is arguably one of the most important skills when hiring new IT professionals in Singapore and Asia. However, the supply of such talented AWS professionals and other digital transformation professionals in Singapore is met with high demand.

How are Menrva Search helping our partners retire their technical debt?

In summary, retiring technical debt and legacy software is keeping businesses competitive within their industry by improving innovation and speed of delivery. 

At Menrva Search, we work with our clients to strategise their migration to the cloud and the retirement of their technical debt. We do this by focusing on finding the people who are going to inspire and lead the change in the organisation. 

If you are an organisation that knows your technical debt caused by your legacy systems is catching is causing inefficiencies, connect with us and we can show you how hiring the right people can

If you are a professional with deep knowledge and experience of cloud migration, connect with us here or view our latest roles.

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