By WalkingTree   June 09, 2020

Things to consider when updating a legacy application

Before updating any old application, it is crucial to have a proper plan and budget in place. Planning is not as easy as it is made out to be, and companies usually don’t have enough budget for maintaining both legacy applications and maintain the development of modern applications. 

Enterprises should be clear about their goals. One goal can be to move the application to the cloud and leverage all the functions. Another goal can be to move the application to the cloud as soon as possible, by doing this money can be saved on the data center and maintenance. Also, this method requires minimal changes to the application. 

After defining these goals, enterprises should then address the risks or issues with their legacy application. Organizations don’t want to go through the same issue again in the future, and hence research is crucial. 

An organization’s open-source developers together are continuously working on open-source code. This ensures the code being used in the application is being maintained on a daily basis from a diverse group of people with different perspectives. To keep up the modern application’s code up to date, simply download the new version from the open-source library, integrate it with the application, and then finally publish an update.

It is also important for organizations to ensure they have the skill base in their IT departments to perform legacy application modernization. But by chance, if the original developers aren’t around. Some of the alternatives available to organizations are upskilling existing employees, hiring new employees, or partnering with a cloud migration organization.

Read on to know more about legacy application modernization and what factors enterprises have to consider before adopting it. 

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