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The saying "old is gold" is a mantra for many organizations where one can still find old applications and systems despite wonderful advances in technology. But, this is rapidly changing and investment in modernizing systems is happening by forward-thinking organizations looking to deploy effective and relevant emerging technologies.
But, as glamorous as it sounds, integration requires a lot of consideration and upgrading legacy systems should be done using a softly-softly approach rather than taking an all-out let's get it all done now gung-ho approach. There have been numerous examples of companies who have taken the wrong turn by ripping the life out of existing systems in a modernizing frenzy leading to massive data and financial loss.
The key is to mitigate these issues by augmenting existing systems using the right automation solution which leverages what already exists. The right solution must be scalable and negotiate between legacy interfaces, protocols and formats. The solution should also require minimum training time and facilitate applications to be moved into a cloud-based environment. There are clear benefits from migration as follows:
· Reduce cost and the complexity involved with legacy system
· Moving to SaaS for easy access
· Enhance customer and staff satisfaction by mobilizing applications
So, if you are thinking of updating your existing system, work with a reputable experienced IT solutions provider that uses proven industry solutions with data discovery and management privileges so that migrating is a pleasant experience rather than a regrettable action.