The Modern Stack: Evolution at Lightning Speeds

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The Modern Technology Stack

Noticed that tech companies are continually changing up the technologies used to produce their offerings? If you’re sitting on legacy code, languishing in a legacy stack with components you’re sure have passed their sell by date but don’t know what to do about it without a huge overhaul/cash/talent injection then you’re not alone. Back in software’s yesteryears (the 1980s and … Read More

Learning to Fish – What Tackle Do You Need?

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Teach a Man to Fish

In developing and maintaining applications, there’s really no such thing as stability. Up around the next bend in the river, you’ll encounter another new technique or new programming language that you’ll need to assimilate. Technology will continually evolve: many technologies that were bleeding edge only a few years ago have been entirely eclipsed today. With the continual rapid pace of … Read More

Think Legacy Modernization Is A One-Time Event? Think Again!

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continuous modernization

Moore’s Law. I won’t bore you, but you need to learn to fish to manage your application portfolio going forward. Not only is the speed of technological change impacting how quickly your applications fall into technical debt, but Government’s are unable to legislate ahead of new technologies such as driverless cars. For a great read on this latter point, check … Read More

Let’s Get Technical – Low-Code Development

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Low Code Development

The Morphis technology platform was developed to enable the modernization of legacy systems, written in any language, to cloud-ready Java or .NET environments. The goal is to achieve 100% automation and we continue to strive for this (we’re closer in some legacy languages than others) but where this is not possible we offer productivity tools to make code completion and … Read More

Too Good To Be True?

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Tom Robinson Too Good To Be True

I have a confession to make. Well, two actually. Firstly, I am new to the legacy modernization space. This is only the end of my second year pondering and wondering why so many make such a meal of something that, frankly, isn’t that difficult. There, I said it. This really isn’t that difficult. Certainly not as difficult as most people … Read More

15 Tips For The ISV Needing To Modernize

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Who's Eating Our Lunch?

You’re an ISV. As sure as day follows night, someone is coming to eat your lunch, or at least try to. It could be one of your competitors who is maybe more agile because they haven’t had such an aggressive M&A strategy and, as a consequence, haven’t had to subsume so many different products and technology stacks; or maybe a … Read More

Bringing BI to Software Development (Creating Order from Chaos)

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Morphis Analytics Portal

The Standish Group’s Chaos Reports have been published annually since 1994 and provide a snapshot on the state of the software development industry. The 2015 report studied 50,000 projects globally ranging in size from small enhancement projects to massive systems re-engineering implementations. The following table from the report shows only minor change over the past 5 years and that only … Read More

TOTVS COTS Investment Funds Software Modernization

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TOTVS

TOTVS is a Brazilian software, service, platform, and consultancy company. They are the market leader in Brazil and Latin America and one of the largest integrated management system (ERP) developers in the world. TOTVS provide solutions to many industry sectors including financial services. Custody and Controllership of Investment Funds (CCIF) is one of many COTS (commercial-off-the-shelf) software products offered to … Read More