By Ghulam Nabi Shah | April 13th, 2021 |
Technological advancements happen exponentially, and new products are released frequently making the global technology market highly competitive. Businesses who rely on their software constantly risk becoming outdated or falling behind their competition. To stay current, they need to be willing to migrate their applications to new platforms and databases, use new programming languages and operating systems. There are risks to this as well, however, users and customers in today’s world have high expectations from the services and products they use and may require you to modernize your applications.
Driving factors to assess when deciding whether to migrate include:
If your business is facing issues from the above list, modernizing your applications by migrating to a better platform may help drive down costs, improve performance, and increase ease of use, while providing innovative opportunities to develop your business in the long term.
Migrating applications to a newer platform is easier said than done and it requires skilled resources to engage in the lengthy process. Although automated tools are sometimes available to assist in a migration project, they typically have limited capabilities and the expertise of experienced migration teams is still required. Almost every migration combines automated and manual processes to migrate properly. Functionality and the technical aspects must be mapped first for the existing application. Some of the application functionalities may require re-coding to work correctly on the latest platform. Strong technical skills together with an in-depth understanding of the application’s functionality are necessary to do this properly. Even though the solution is migrating to a newer platform, the business functionalities take the center stage. Companies providing migration services should maintain a dedicated pool of resources skilled in legacy technologies as well as the latest ones. .NET, Azure, and Cloud are some examples of the viable platforms currently available for application migration. Since the application is on a newer and better platform, new features can be added, a business can expand reach to a greater pool of users as the application is web-native as well.
The right way to approach a large-scale migration project is to have a strategy. Below are a few points to be aware of before starting a migration project:
Following are the benefits of migrating the business applications into the latest technologies:
Migration of your applications to a more up-to-date platform will allow you to not only maintain but add functionality to your applications faster, thereby increasing the value of your application to your business. Increased usability and accessibility should certainly not be overlooked. Additionally, protecting your data and applications should be high on your list of priorities as outdated platforms can be vulnerable to security breaches. Migration to a stable platform provides better performance which in turn helps to earn customer satisfaction to boost your business.
To understand more about how an application migration can help your business operate more effectively, contact Macrosoft at [email protected].