Summary: Are you stuck with legacy applications? Do you view application modernization as risky, expensive, or potentially disruptive to your business? It doesn’t have to be, if you choose the right modernization method. Learn which modernization approach works best for you.
Confusion surrounds legacy application modernization. Some think modernization is risky. Others think it will disrupt their business. Still others think it’s not worth the expense.
Are any of these assumptions correct?
Yes and no. It all depends on which modernization method you choose.
Sure, modernization CAN be risky. But, it doesn’t have to be.
It can disrupt business, if you choose certain methods.
And yes, it can be quite expensive…if you choose the expensive approach.
The fact is, none of these apply if you use the right modernization methods. Modernization shouldn’t be risky, expensive, or disruptive.
The problem is, many businesses don’t understand the different modernization approaches. So, they choose the risky, disruptive option because they think it’s their best bet.
Today, let’s put an end to that confusion. We put together a couple of resources to help businesses better understand modernization. First, here’s a free whitepaper entitled “Crash course in modernization“. It takes an in-depth look into the modernization basics, including the need for modernization and the methods.
Second, we put together a comparison chart based on the information found in the whitepaper. It lets you compare 5 different modernization methods side-by-side and find the one that works best for you. A broader description of each option can be found in the whitepaper.
|What is it?||Scrapes data from legacy apps and displays it in a graphical format||Convert legacy code into modern code||Throw out old apps and build new apps from the ground up||Purchase pre-built applications and migrate existing data||Gradually surround legacy applications with modern applications|
|Does it replace legacy code?||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Does it replace legacy architecture?||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Advantages||Fast and Cheap||Fast and Cheap||Custom apps||Fully modern apps||Lets you modernize at your own pace|
|Ideal for…||Companies that need to appear modern, without actually modernizing||Companies that want to turn old code into new code without actually modernizing||Companies with a large developer staff who need a completely custom solution||Companies who need modern applications but lack the time for the “rip-and-replace” method||Companies on a budget who want a custom modernization solution at a prioritized pace with minimal disruption|
|Long-term modernization solution?||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Of course, if you have any questions about modernization, feel free to let us know. We’ve helped countless companies modernize their legacy apps over the last 30 years, and would be more than happy to help you. If you need help, just fill out this short form and let us know what you have on your plate.