At times, legacy systems can become a burden than a benefit for businesses. With the advent of new technologies and methodologies, legacy systems are narrowing the road to digital transformation.
Legacy software is basically an information system that may be based on outdated technologies but is critical to day-to-day operations. The need to modernize a legacy software solution arises when:
- The System Lacks Agility
If the current software application and its supportive ecosystem cannot keep up with the new changes or the changes itself comes with some unacceptable level of risk or cost, then modernizing the solution is a mandate.
- Have Risks Involved
When the legacy system cannot deal with security issues, compliance & regulatory standards, do not support scalability, modernization with better security features becomes imperative.
- Fails to Support Business
If the software application fails to meet the current business requirements, then upgrading it with new functionality and technology is what’s needed to get the system going.
- Total Cost of Ownership is High
The total cost of ownership (TCO) is the cost of operation, maintenance, changing the solution. If the TCO is higher than the business value that the application delivers, then modernization should be considered.
Aging technology, technical debt, unsupported platforms, skill shortage, time, cost, & risk of change are some of the major drivers of legacy software modernization.
This eBook, “Legacy Modernization: Getting Ready to Embrace the Digital Future” introduces you with different approaches to modernize a legacy software application. It shares seven different approaches to modernization, along with use-cases to help you in choosing the right way to improve a solution.
This eleven-page eBook will tell you about:
- Driving factors that identify the need to modernize your software
- Best practices and approaches to modernize a software
- Success story of modernization of a large eCommerce platform
- Actionable steps you should take for your software modernization