April 2013


CHAOS Tuesday: Conversations in CHAOS – Show 3: Modernization. In our third show, the team and our special guest, Harry Scott, Co-founder of Carr Scott Software, discuss modernization. We define modernization as converting, rewriting, or porting legacy applications to a modern computer programming language, database, or hardware platform. We consider:

  • Types of modernization
  • Preparing for a modernization project
  • Steps in modernization
  • Warning signs and suggestions
  • Examples of modernization projects

Part of CHAOS Tuesday looks at resources that organizations can use to modernize their systems.


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Harry Scott

Harry Scott is the co-founder of Carr Scott Software. Carr Scott Software specializes in database, middleware, and modernization software. Mr. Scott has a mix of technical and interpersonal skills and expertise that make him well suited to help organizations modernize their legacy applications.



Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson is the founder and chairman of The Standish Group. He has been professionally involved in the computer industry for over 40 years and has a long list of published books, papers, articles and speeches. He has a combination of technical, marketing, and research achievements focused on mission-critical applications and technology. He is best known for his research on project performance and early recognizing technology trends. Jim is a pioneer of modern research techniques and continues to advance in the research industry through case-based analytical technology.


Rick Brutti

Rick Brutti has more than 30 years as an entrepreneur and business consultant, assisting companies in raising capital and financial management.


Steve Swartz

Steve Swartz is CEO at SIZZLE PR. Steve is a veteran in public relations, marketing strategies, promotional concepts and direct sales using online, print, broadcast and cable media.


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