If there’s one constant in technology, it’s the fast pace at which everything changes. Every year, if not every quarter, new functionalities and integrations become market standard, while continually evolving security requirements necessitate constant attention.
When your business has invested major resources into custom software, it can be difficult to watch as that tailored system gradually ages from a state-of-the-art application to what is known as a “legacy” system. Just like a home, legacy systems require improvements and maintenance throughout their lifecycle. If you don’t make the necessary repairs, the structure can become unsafe and not suited for its original purpose.
There is the temptation to wipe the slate clean and switch to a new system entirely. But that is rarely the most cost-effective option, and it may not even be the best choice for your business, either. Here are three things to consider when deciding whether to invest further resources in your legacy system or switch to an entirely new system:
Remember: every system, no matter how old or new, requires maintenance and regular upkeep to remain fully operational and fend off security threats. If you’re still unsure about what to do with your legacy software system, contact the computer scientists at XorFox for a free consultation.
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