Benefits of modernising legacy applications

Adopting cloud-native architectures in your legacy software systems
Most businesses have many software applications which help to automate many business processes and procedures to provide business agility.  Often these systems may have initially been COTS (Commercial off-the-shelf applications) and then tailored and customised using bespoke software solutions to incorporate them into the organisational structure and processes.
While at the time of initial implementation these software solutions may have propelled the organisation forward, they may now be holding the organisation back and may actually become an obstacle to efficiency and operations within the business.  Over time, the existing enterprise software applications, could start to prove to be expensive, due to the fact that they may prevent more effective business processes and methods to be implemented.
Application Modernisation services can help to reduce the costs and risks of implementing new bespoke software applications and greatly improve business agility by enhancing, improving and making use of modern solutions and adapting your legacy systems to make use of them.
Application Modernisation can create additional business value and drive higher Return On Investment (ROI) from your legacy applications resulting in increased collaboration, productivity and revenue.  Simply by consolodating, re-architecting, migrating, replacing and automating systems where required.

Advantages of Application Modernisation

The are several advantages to modernising your legacy applications:
Modernised IT systems can be changed and enhanced a lot quicker thus providing greater business agility to respond and adapt to market dynamics.
Traditional application architectures are often implemented using complex monolithic software applications which may inadvertently increase maintenance efforts, impede innovation and make them challenging to scale.
Providing enhanced user experiences and integrations improved productivity, creativity and promotes innovation.
Refactoring applications to adopt cloud-native architectures, which enable modular design patterns creating and deploying loosely  coupled applications
Modernising core business and mission-critical applications, move applications off legacy, ageing, or non-strategic platforms. This may result in targeting hybrid cloud to provide greater flexibility to scale on demand.

Application modernisation strategy

A key strategy to developing a long-term application modernisation road map to effectively manage a business’s resources through legacy modernisation is to approach application modernisation in a piece-by-piece manner rather than all at once. This can help organisations properly manage their existing applications’ performance while undertaking the work of modernisation.
Most legacy applications were developed by not making use of cloud based services and hosting.  An application modernisation strategy will enable your organisation to implement aspects of serverless computing and cloud-native architecture to enhance scalability, improve functionality and provide better security.
A key goal of any application modernisation strategy should be to optimise application adaptability, via automation, platform independence and friction less integration.
All modernisation approaches may come with their own benefits, but they tend to be costly, complex, and challenging. A more efficient option for achieving modernisation is partnering with an external service provider like threenine.co.uk.
Threenine is uniquely positioned to help you plan and implement the right modernisation strategy based on your current and future business needs. Our application modernisation services offer an iterative, low-risk approach to build, modernise, and manage applications securely across hybrid cloud environments.
Contact us to enhance the value of your existing apps and reduce their maintenance cost.