There is now substantial pressure to resolve future application architectures to better position companies for growth. CM First has been a leader in helping companies develop, deploy and manage applications for IBM midrange and mainframe environments since the company’s inception. CM First believes in devising appropriate modernization strategies that fit a company’s unique circumstances, rather than forcing a single approach based on what’s available in a vendor toolbox.
IT organizations face ongoing pressures to improve customer service, increase profits and provide more timely access to information. A key strategy to meet these demands is delivering continued use and value from existing legacy applications. A legacy application may be defined as any production–enabled software application, regardless of the platform it runs on, language it is written in, or length of time it has been in production. Legacy applications contain the business rules and data that make up the intellectual property required to run the business. Legacy Modernization is about application use and re-use, building on the strengths of the past and combining them with the opportunities that present and future technologies offer. Legacy modernization is the conversion of aging applications to more modern architectures.
There are several drivers that compel an organization to explore application modernization strategies.
Our approach is to start with the company’s goals, analyze the applications in place today, and propose the right mix of techniques – from service, web and mobile enablement of stabilized custom built applications, to code migration, re-hosting or outright replacement.
Most companies realize that they must continually modernize their core business applications to remain competitive. Whether that means leveraging web and mobile technologies, implementing a more flexible application infrastructure, or simply better integrating their systems, organizations need to review their application portfolio and assess new technology opportunities. CM First offers platform independent, SOA-based modernization approach that enables businesses to integrate and extend their legacy mid-range and mainframe applications in a productive and future-proof way. We can help drastically reduce the time and effort necessary to recover the business value that is buried in legacy applications.