The myths of ‘lost’ legacy applications

It might seem that the legacy applications your business has used for significant periods of time simply can't keep up with modern trends. Some don't seem to be convinced in the resilience of legacy software in the coming years. A piece for Tech Republic by Patrick Gray recently examined the ways in which legacy applications are supposedly "doomed" to obsolescence.

However, this isn't necessarily true for businesses who have access to superior legacy application modernization tools.

One of Gray's problems with the procedure is that it will take to update these kinds of applications is the belief that they are too "difficult" to port to mobile systems. He argues that it doesn't make sense to transition this software to systems with screens much larger than those they were intended for.

Without knowing much about the options that companies have when it comes to legacy modernization, businesses might get stuck thinking along similar lines. Flynet's modernization abilities enable it to translate your legacy screens into responsive web pages which work well on desktops, tablets and smartphones. This allows your company to achieve a long-term solution for fortified web use that can work satisfactorily with other applications.

And though Gray seems to be worried about the cost effectiveness of working with legacy applications, the Flynet Viewer Product Family might actually help you save money overall by reducing the total amount that you would normally have to spend on training.

In short, it could simply be more practical to take an approach that treats legacy applications as a possible path to the future that just needs the right electronic support in order to keep providing ROI for your company. A good provider will know this and lead you to a solution that is perfectly fit for your mainframe.