It is imperative that we take steps to implement application modernization — so say the vendors. We need to act now to start transforming outdated legacy applications into cloud-, mobile- and digital-ready business solutions — so say the vendors. But hang on, there’s an old saying in software application development isn’t there?
“Legacy software is fine, it’s just old software that still works.”
That’s true, some legacy software systems are still so well suited to the task they were designed to perform that they are still around today. IBM still proudly makes its IBM System z mainframe and some of the software applications written for these machines 50 years ago are still capable of functioning on the latest ‘sporty’ range of big black boxes from the company we like to call Big Blue.