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Software Modernization, Part 1 Detecting Legacy Software
Grown over many years, legacy software can gradually develop into a problem despite smooth functioning. But how can you tell if legacy systems need to be revised?
In companies, it is advisable to evaluate the benefits of obsolete systems – whether hardware or software – again and again.
Stories regularly circulate on the Internet about car repair shops and campsites that still use a C64 or an Atari ST for essential IT functions, almost 40 years after they first appeared. Of course, these are blatant examples of legacy software in the corporate environment, but in a very small area. While it should hardly be a problem for small companies to put a current PC or Mac into operation and equip it with booking and office software, large companies are struggling with completely different difficulties.
High costs prevent modernization
Specially developed legacy software has often been in operation in large companies for decades, over the years it has been repeatedly supplemented with modern functions and interfaces, often brought to the desired state by individual developers of long-disappeared companies. As a result, legacy software that has grown organically is often extremely poorly documented.
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