Application modernization is the refactoring, re-purposing or consolidation of legacy software to align it more closely with current business needs.
It addresses the migration of legacy to new applications or platforms, including the integration of new functionality to provide the latest functions
to the business. Companies that rely on mainframe and midrange applications are searching for ways to use their applications with web, mobile,
and cloud technologies.
In today’s competitive world, enterprises are under tremendous pressure to increase agility, flexibility, productivity, and reduce costs, and look for innovative ways to optimize their IT environment to achieve these objectives. Using legacy applications and outdated infrastructure is a time consuming, costly, resource intensive process, and is difficult to integrate with newer systems. In order to help businesses meet today’s requirements, Prakat, through its Application Modernization offering, helps customers provide rich mobile and web-front experiences to their users anywhere, anytime, while retaining their business logic on the legacy systems. Prakat also helps customers capitalize on new IT paradigms such as the Cloud, social media, mobility and big data to provide improved customer experiences across the devices (PCs, Laptops, smart phones, tablets etc.).
Prakat has been delivering application modernization services to customers around the world to help them capitalize on new IT paradigms such as the Cloud, social, mobility and big data, increase their product or service reach, and provide improved customer experiences across the devices (PCs, Laptops, smart phones, tablets etc.). Prakat can help you modernize your existing legacy applications and develop modern applications. This will enable your organization to make information readily available to your customers, employees (or any others you choose) on their choice of device. Some of the paths adopted by enterprises include :
- Legacy Migration
- Migration to the Cloud
- Modernized User Interfaces
- Mobile Extensions
Several enterprises are finding it difficult to continue to support the applications running on Mainframe and Midrange systems. This is mainly due to the lack of skilled manpower available to support these platforms. The way forward for several of these applications is to migrate them on to standard off-the- shelf servers running Linux or Windows. This is obviously a huge exercise considering that most enterprises would have multiples of millions of lines of code, which need to go through this transition.
MIGRATION TO THE CLOUD
Enterprises used dedicated servers in their private data centers to host several internal applications. Today the economics is pushing them to consider either private or public clouds as alternatives to the dedicated hardware. There are several factors which need to be considered when we do such a shift. We also need to consider ways to leverage more of the unique values of the cloud while we migrate the applications. The value propositions for this can be: Industry best practices, Assured time bound completion, Flexibility to add more value.
MODERNIZED USER INTERFACES
Though we continue to run our mainframe and midrange systems, many of the younger employees in enterprises are eager to use slick UI’s and not the old character based “green screens”. Many enterprises are choosing to migrate the front end applications to .net or web based platforms while the back end remains untouched. This adds upto modernizing your product and as our experts help you to migrate from your previous technology to the new one. You can easily get upgraded to the latest UI as per industry trends.
The efficiency of several applications can be enhanced by creating mobile extensions. These provide new functionality and newer ways of working for many of the enterprises. Prakat can help you in identifying, designing and developing these applications. An enterprise running its financial systems on a legacy platform, for example, could easily integrate a mobile based expense management module which gives users a modern interface and avoids interaction with the legacy screens.