Your company’s NonStop application was developed years, if not decades, ago; and you’re wondering whether to move on to new technology which may be a big headache, or update your current system, which you suspect may be an even bigger one. Well, fret no more as legacy application modernization may just be the answer you’ve been searching for…
NonStop mission-critical applications that help make the company run smoothly and are relied upon by employees across the enterprise (and therefore customers as well) need not be replaced outright – just brought up to speed by being aligned with today’s technology. Updating, or “modernizing” your system’s software applications will greatly enhance their flexibility, functionality and operational lifespan.
Legacy Application Modernization helps firms:
- Revitalize Existing Applications
- Reduce Operational Costs
- Align IT & Business Goals & Objectives
Successful modernization projects begin with a well thought out roadmap taking into account the business goals and objectives of the executives, IT professionals and support staff – with a clear definition of where the business needs to be in the future, the challenges users face with the technology today, and the risks the current legacy technology presents. An architectural roadmap must also be created weighing the challenges, costs and benefits between the current computing environment and moving forward with a new IT architecture.
Revitalize Existing Applications
Modernizing NonStop applications provides your organizations with the ability to update technology while maintaining functionality; all while integrating up-to-date advances in software evolution. For instance, web-enabling applications results in marked improvements in the reporting, distribution and leveraging of legacy data from a variety of sources – for more responsive and informed business decisions.
Reduce Operational Costs
Updating older applications via modernization leads to more efficient operations and fewer user issues for IT and therefore lower maintenance and support costs. Modernization streamlines maintenance issues by eliminating older non-supported applications, as well as automating the integration of data from disparate systems through state-of-the-art secure gateway applications.
Align IT & Business Goals & Objectives
All too often we find that business and IT executives are at cross purposes when it comes to the path proposed to reach their organization’s goals and objectives. A successful legacy application modernization plan and implementation will help these groups – as well as the rest of the company – align with a common purpose and vision. By focusing on the revenue generation goals of customer acquisition, satisfaction and retention for the organization – the correct tools may be selected to meet any challenges – and achieve these goals.
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Scott Pasho has over 20 years marketing communications management & copywriting experience in diverse industries including high technology (software, hardware, IT), healthcare, & financial services. General manager of a boutique advertising agency for three years, and founded my own agency in 2004.
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