Future-proofing legacy software

According to a Deloitte survey, millennials will comprise about 75 percent of the global workforce by 2025. That may seem like a ways off, but it isn't actually a great deal of time to prepare your business for the next generation of workers. 

There are a number of steps to take, from issuing smart devices to creating flexible remote working policies that will appeal to employees while also boosting productivity. But one obstacle may stand in the way: your legacy software.

"It's important for businesses to focus on software modernization in the coming years."

If you depend on a type of legacy software for crucial business function, you already understand that it can be a hassle to maintain security and usability across successive hardware updates – if you are able to upgrade your hardware at all. In addition, it can be a challenge to train new workers on applications that haven't been considered cutting-edge since they were in diapers. They may be looking for more flexibility in usage, only to be limited by the aging machines that run the software on-site.

It's important for businesses to focus on software modernization in the coming years, with an emphasis on future-proofing. Moving to the cloud is the best path forward, because it allows businesses to access their software across multiple devices in different locations, while also enjoying best-in-class security features and automatic updates going forward.

A legacy system modernization effort can be a major challenge for a business that wants to take advantage of what the cloud has to offer, without losing the performance and security benefits of in-house storage. Try Inventu's Flynet Viewer, which is a cost-effective and flexible solution that can also handle large-scale development. Visit our solutions page to learn more.