Maintain legacy code or migrate to another language?
There is no consensus on the death of the mainframe, and many continue to bet on its longevity, holding the large number of businesses that continues to rely on them as proof. But even mainframe’s most unflinching advocates fail to deny evidence of its limitations in the face of changing IT technologies, languages and paradigms. The maintenance costs of the … Read More
It’s Easier to Start a New Bank than Modernize an Old One Addressing to the subject “legacy banking modernization“, read the headline in the UK’s newspaper The Sunday Times on April 29th, 2018. It was a reaction to the TSB fiasco we mentioned in our last post How We’ve Taken the Pain and Risk Out of Legacy Modernization Some context … Read More
In 1995, a team of graduate students went on a mission to create new performance standards for legacy modernization software. 23 years later that same core team, led by CEO Luis Andrade, has delivered the most advanced solution available today for modernizing legacy systems. The mission has always been to develop a single modernization platform capable of ingesting any legacy language … Read More
Firstly, Happy New Year! Secondly, apologies for the slow down in post frequency towards the end of 2017. No excuses, it’s just tough to keep up a weekly posting schedule and I just started to hate the sound of my own typing. In 2018, we’ll be taking guest posts so if you have something to say just hit me up … Read More
In our last post, The Silver Tsunami – Out with the Old, and in with the…, we highlighted the three main options available for dealing with legacy systems: migrating, wrapping and modernization. With a specific focus on COBOL based systems, we concluded that both migration (lift-and-shift from, for example, mainframe to a Windows environment: COBOL to COBOL) and wrapping (adding … Read More
…Old. Really? One of the few (only?) areas of bipartisan agreement in Congress and where both sides agree on policy, is the legacy modernization of government systems which is now high on the agenda of State, Local and Federal Agency CIOs. Driven chiefly by the need to: 1) drive out maintenance and support costs; 2) increase security; 3) increase integration … Read More
We’ve seen a huge shift in mobile commerce over the last year. According to a Time article, “Nearly 70% of Amazon’s customers shopped via mobile devices this holiday season.” The same article referenced Walmart’s announcement in December that stated more than 70% of traffic to its website is coming from mobile, and about half of holiday orders were placed using … Read More