LEGACY APPLICATION PROBLEMS? YOU NEED SOFTWARE MODERNIZATION.
WHAT IS SOFTWARE MODERNIZATION?
Software modernization or application modernization is the redevelopment of an existing software application into a modern architecture so the business can continue to use and get value from the app. The transformation extends the value of existing software applications and data while allowing data reuse and improving user experience.
Software modernization is not only for legacy applications. It also applies to existing software applications that need to be deployed to the cloud or applications that are not performing well or keeping up with new user functionality demands.
THE ANTI-RIP-AND-REPLACE STRATEGY
At some point, the code has to be rewritten in a new architecture and language. This is not the same as tearing out software and replacing it with something new.
It’s about renovating the IT architecture from the inside out, rewiring the circuitry so that the application works for the modern needs of the organization and its customers.
TAKE YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CLOUD
We helped our customer Quantum Aviation Solutions, modernized it applications to deliver more efficient baggage handling services in airports around the globe, enable mobility strategy, and improve its user experience. We took an existing Java Applet solution and modernized it into a SaaS enabled modern responsive web application. Find out more in this new case study by Sam Greengard at CIO Insight: Quantum Aviation Takes a Trip to the Cloud.
LEGACY SOFTWARE MODERNIZATION
Your business process might have stayed relatively the same, but the technology it was built in is no longer supported. Anything from mainframe applications to original web applications in Microsoft’s ASP may need to be redeveloped because the technologies that were used to develop these critical business applications are discontinued or obsolete.
These business applications and their data are critical to the organization, thus they need to be modernized into current technologies without affecting their functionality or data stores.
TIME TO REPAY YOUR TECHNICAL DEBT
Startups and young companies are always handling budget and time constraints. It’s amazing how some companies are able to get their products to market with the budget and time constraints they face. The problems is that most companies that face these problems are able to bring their products to market at the expense of creating technical debt (poor design or coding in a software in order to complete the tasks faster) in their projects.
At some point this technical debt needs to be “repaid”. It might be the application is not performing well because of its design or is too slow because now you have hundreds of users. Indifferent of the reason, it’s time to modernize the software with proven best practices and designs in order to permit it’s current use and future growth. Like most software modernizations usually the data stores are left as is, and only the application needs to be modernized.
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