Legacy systems are often old, slow, inefficient and a drain on resources. But replacing them completely can seem like a monumental—and expensive—task. How can an organization reap the benefits of legacy modernization without incurring some of the heavy costs traditionally associated with it? This Government Technology thought leadership profile examines the benefits of a hybrid approach to legacy modernization, where systems are updated without complete replacement or a significant disruption of day-to-day operations during the updating process. It also outlines an innovative 5-step methodology for employing a hybrid approach effectively.