Join Us for this Legacy Modernization Webinar

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legacy modernization done right, done fast, without drama

We’ve written extensively about the drivers to modernize legacy applications, the options available to modernize and, above all, why we believe Morphis provides the most complete application modernization solution available on the market today. Join us and our implementation partner, Integritas Solutions, for a webinar on Oct 4th, 2017 at 1pm (EST) to see for yourself why Ellucian and Miami-Dade … Read More

Application Modernization – Warp Factor 6 Mr. Sulu

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Star Trek - Application Modernization at Warp Factor 6

When faced with a legacy application in need of modernization, the range of options can appear bewildering. Replace with off-the-shelf software. Just lift-and-shift. Rewrite it. Containerization. MIcroservices are your friend, and on it goes. Most, if not all, ‘solutions’ come from those with an agenda. Ours does too, but our agenda is doing what’s right for the client and, if … Read More

Microservices, Containers and the Best Option for Modernizing Your Legacy Application

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Microservices: What Can They Do For Your Legacy App?

Much has been written recently about the role of microservices in reducing technical debt and as an approach to modernizing legacy applications, not least in this excellent article by Gene Hughson. My overwhelming question is how many different ways can you put lipstick on a pig? This post explains microservices (briefly), how they relate to containers, how they can be … Read More

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

What’s All This I Hear About Containerization?

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Containerization and legacy applications

Unless you’ve been off-the-grid for a while, you’ve probably heard enthusiastic software developers talking about Docker and similar containerization technologies. As an executive or senior business leader, you may not understand containers or how they might add value to your virtual or cloud infrastructure. You may also be unaware of how containerization intersects with the modernization of legacy applications. Take … Read More

COBOL to MVC – C#/.NET or J2EE/Java

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COBOL Modernization

In our last post, The Silver Tsunami – Out with the Old, and in with the…, we highlighted the three main options available for dealing with legacy systems: migrating, wrapping and modernization. With a specific focus on COBOL based systems, we concluded that both migration (lift-and-shift from, for example, mainframe to a Windows environment: COBOL to COBOL) and wrapping (adding … Read More

The Silver Tsunami – Out with the Old and In with the…

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Silver Tsunami

…Old. Really? One of the few (only?) areas of bipartisan agreement in Congress and where both sides agree on policy, is the legacy modernization of government systems which is now high on the agenda of State, Local and Federal Agency CIOs. Driven chiefly by the need to: 1) drive out maintenance and support costs; 2) increase security; 3) increase integration … Read More

Has Time Ran Out On Gartner?

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Has Time Ran Out for Gartner?

Technical debt. Business value. Non-functional requirements. Extensibility. Functional requirements. Business processes. Skills shortages. Systems of record. Systems of differentiation. New market entrants. Cloud. Hybrid cloud. Containerization. Refactoring. Non-invasive modernization. And on… No, I’m not keyword stuffing, nor do I think the end is nigh for Gartner (just to clear that up), but I have spent most of today trying to … Read More