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Using old apps? New approaches for application modernization

Last updated:December 2013

Editor's note

As enterprises and technologies change with the times, it's important that old apps do as well. The task of keeping legacy apps running smoothly is a time-consuming, resource-intensive process, one complicated by outdated infrastructures. That doesn't mean, however, that old apps should be shown the door.

This guide explores new app modernization approaches -- including cloud deployment -- that breathe life and longevity into legacy apps.

1Utilizing the cloud for app modernization

Many developers are familiar with the saying "Time is money." The statement couldn't hold more true for those tasked with efficiently modernizing old apps. The pressure to modernize legacy apps quickly has some IT pros reaching to the cloud because that technology offers faster deployment. Read on to learn more about how Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) and other cloud technologies fit in with app modernization.

2Getting mainframes and databases up to speed

Modernizing legacy apps can be an overwhelming task for even experienced professionals. Experts say there is, however, a shift in the way people are thinking about legacy modernization projects. Watch these videos for advice on how to get in the right mindset for handling old apps.