Situations such as the introduction of latency through data access are universal, they come with the territory, and without the experience and expertise of a professional modernization team, remediation can be incredibly difficult. Here at Modern Systems, we have run into and resolved varieties of this issue a number of times, most recently with a large American media company.Read more
Whether migrating management support systems, operations infrastructure or reporting applications, the CA Gen to C# modernization process can be highly complex, risky, expensive and time consuming. Below, we’ll outline three essential techniques you can employ to reduce the risk and complexity around a modernization effort.Read more
As the face of technology continues to transform, services such as Docker will continue to drive the cost and complexity of modern computing environments down. In contrast, the cost and complexity of legacy computing environments is steadily on the rise. The diminishing pool of developers capable of maintaining it and the continued challenges with integrating it with the rest of the business will only act to steepen this rising cost trend.Read more
As many a Gartner analyst will attest, COBOL modernization is becoming a high priority for the US government. The ability to reduce costs while enabling data and business process integration is necessary for modernization of the country’s IT infrastructure and for the nation’s security.
Modern Systems has completed the first stage of our Automated Conversion process, the Legacy Assessment, for a large US government entity.Read more
In a legacy modernization sense, hybrid cloud is excellent because in a phased, microservices approach of migration through business rules extraction, batch offloading, or even database replication, business functions can be placed in the cloud or on premises at the administrator’s discretion to maximize the effectiveness of that particular service.
If you’re considering a phased approach to modernization or an extraction of business functions from legacy systems as microservices, it is a worthwhile exercise to investigate hybrid cloud and how it might benefit the business as you retire big iron.Read more
Modern Systems just wrapped up a large legacy systems assessment for a US government entity. The results of the assessment will act as the foundation for a broader set of legacy modernization projects. Our experts were tasked with assessing and evaluate their existing mainframe systems by performing discovery, analysis and documentation of the application components (code, programs, procedures, maps, languages and databases) revealing and categorizing all dependencies across applications. The objective was to reveal and categorize uses, unused, duplicate, standalone, and missing components so the customer could get an estimate the cost and support services to complete a refactoring of these applications.Read more
Historically, legacy systems such as mainframes could be augmented to some extent to meet modern expectations, digital transformation is driving a wedge between legacy systems and the functionality that customers require to maintain competitive advantage. In fact, the reasons large firms are falling behind small tech startups in many cases- lack of scalability, difficult integration, cumbersome collaboration, and costly changes, are the same reasons legacy systems are holding them back.Read more