Dynamic is the best way to describe today’s business activity; from the type of business to the way it is conducted, business world is fast changing. However the technologies running these businesses are decades old and prohibit business growth because of its aging technology which have limited ability to complement the rising needs of consumer demand. Also they lack in opportunities to make one’s company more visible and accessible to the end users. To make matters worse these technologies have a huge maintenance cost due to its bulk and unavailability of resources to manage and maintain. Technology, which was the base or the foundation of the business once, is soon becoming an excess baggage weighing down the growth and increasing the operating cost of the business.
Migrating to new technology is a viable option if your applications are very old and are totally out of sync with the present business conditions. Apart from the mandatory business needs to upgrade to newer technology, legacy applications pose a bigger problem of maintenance. The shrinking resource of quality and skilled developers for running old technologies is a big worry for companies which are still operating in legacy applications. Adding to the dilemma even the technology developing companies are foregoing the older technologies with no upgrades or security updates for the same. Though new is always for the best, the point of contention against migration arises when companies consider the mass of information that has been gathered in their legacy applications over the years of operation of an organization.
Architecture driven modernization presents the ideal way to modernize legacy applications. Such transformations will keep the business logic in mind while migrating hence the information amassed over the years stays safe. Such migration procedures ensure that the application in the new technology is a feature by feature replica of the older application.