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Legacy Application Modernization

What is Application modernization?

Legacy application modernisation otherwise known as legacy system modernisation is an essential process for businesses to keep up with the ever-evolving technologies of today. It involves taking outdated and potentially obsolete applications, analysing them, and updating them to meet modern standards. This can mean replacing outdated code or legacy systems with newer ones that are more efficient and secure or integrating cloud computing into the system for added scalability. Application modernisation also includes reengineering existing applications so they will work better within a company’s current IT environment. Keeping up with application modernisation means that businesses remain competitive in their respective markets, while also reducing operational costs.

Read our guide about the hidden costs of legacy technology and how application modernisation can help reduce risks of old technology.

Why modernise legacy applications rather than build new applications?

Modernising legacy applications rather than building new applications presents clear advantages to businesses. Legacy applications are often deeply embedded in a company’s operations and processes, which could be costly to replace if developing a new application. To modernise, however, requires less change to existing systems and allows for flexibility in the customisation of user interface or system processes.

By modernising legacy applications instead of building new ones, businesses are able to benefit from increased scalability, greater cost and time efficiencies, improved agility and an enhanced end-user experience. Additionally, businesses avoid the risks associated with new development cycles and gain access to previous data that cannot be replicated in a newly-built application. It is clear that companies stand much to gain by optimising their age-old systems with modern technologies so that they may stay truly competitive throughout today’s digitally centric landscape.