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ALSO CALLED: Legacy Systems, Legacy Software, Legacy Applications
DEFINITION: In information technology, legacy applications and data are those that have been inherited from languages, platforms, and techniques earlier than current technology. Most enterprises who use computers have legacy applications and databases that serve critical business needs. Typically, the challenge is to keep the legacy application running while converting it to newer, more efficient code that makes  … 
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Legacy Applications Software Reports
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Rapid Application Delivery in Action: Best Practices from the Trenches
sponsored by Mendix
WHITE PAPER: Access this e-book for practical insight into rapid application development (RAD) and its main use cases. Also learn best practices from market leaders who have made RAD a reality within their businesses.
Posted: 23 Jul 2015 | Published: 23 Jul 2015


Computer Weekly – 30 June 2015: The legacy IT challenge for CIOs
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, CIOs in financial services fighting off challenger banks are hindered by their legacy IT – we assess the difficulties. We look at how to prepare for information security audits. And we ask if HM Revenue & Customs' plan for online tax accounts will make tax more taxing for the digitally excluded.
Posted: 26 Jun 2015 | Published: 26 Jun 2015

CW500: Reducing complexity in IT: Aldermore Bank CTO Peter McElwaine-Johnn
sponsored by
PRESENTATION: How do you migrate from legacy to simplicity? Aldermore Bank CTO Peter McElwaine-Johnn offers some tips in this presentation.
Posted: 22 May 2015 | Published: 22 May 2015

CW500: Reducing complexity in IT: National Trust CIO Sarah Flannigan
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PRESENTATION: How do you migrate from legacy to simplicity? National Trust CIO Sarah Flannigan offers some tips in this presentation.
Posted: 22 May 2015 | Published: 22 May 2015

Thinking About Transforming Your Apps? If You Wait, You're Too Late
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
VIDEO: In this informative video, Peter Schofield, Global Lead of Apps Transformation at HP, explains the basics of deriving value, scale, and reach from your organization's application portfolio.
Posted: 14 Apr 2015 | Premiered: 14 Apr 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Implementing a Data Integration Strategy For Legacy Modernization
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why federal agencies need to prioritize legacy modernization and the creation of a fully unified data quality and integration infrastructure in order to gain a unified view of business data.
Posted: 25 Mar 2015 | Published: 25 Mar 2015

Information Builders

Why Workday?
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores why it might be time for your business to move beyond legacy systems to business applications hosted in the cloud.
Posted: 25 Mar 2015 | Published: 25 Mar 2015


The Department of Defense Saves Millions, Builds an Agile, Private Cloud
sponsored by Red Hat
CASE STUDY: The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) hired technology consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton to grow its cloud infrastructure with Red Hat. See how Booz Allen used Red Hat JBoss Middleware to help DoD increase infrastructure agility, create a secure private cloud and save millions of dollars.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 26 Aug 2014

Red Hat

Exploring App Modernization in the Internet Age
sponsored by
EGUIDE: Today, many organizations are rethinking app portfolios and modernizing legacy applications – but when and how should you embark on a modernization effort? In this exclusive handbook, our SOA experts explore legacy mainframe apps from a variety of perspectives.
Posted: 17 Mar 2014 | Published: 17 Mar 2014

Questions to ask when Choosing a PaaS Vendor
sponsored by SearchBusinessAnalytics
EGUIDE: How do you know when to leverage PaaS? What should you know about choosing a PaaS vendor? Cloud computing business consultant Jeff Kaplan answers those questions and more in this expert e-guide, where you'll learn essential questions to ask when choosing a PaaS vendor.
Posted: 19 Nov 2013 | Published: 19 Nov 2013


Unlock the value of legacy systems with MuleSoft
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find one system that promises to launch your legacy systems into the world of tomorrow, focusing on application integration and connectivity. Read on to see if a system like this can help your infrastructure thrive.
Posted: 22 Jan 2015 | Published: 22 Jan 2015


How to Migrate 50 Apps to AWS in 50 Days
sponsored by Cloud Technology Partners
WEBCAST: A Fortune 50 enterprise needed to migrate 50 applications to a web service in 50 days. View this webinar now to see a web services system that helps streamline enterprise portfolios. Find out which applications can be adapted and how to evaluate your application portfolio to identify optimal candidates for the cloud.
Posted: 19 Aug 2014 | Premiered: Aug 19, 2014

Cloud Technology Partners

Experts Weigh in on Portfolio Analysis Tools
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: Experts believe that a shift to business-focused application portfolio anagement is currently under way, giving organizations the opportunity to align objectives with enterprise demands. View this expert eGuide now to find out how companies are re-evaluating their business application portfolio to modernize legacy applications.
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 11 Aug 2014

Dell, Inc.

How to overcome roadblocks to legacy software replacement: a guide for IT leaders
sponsored by MSM Software
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper gathers together the views of IT leaders from a recent survey of IT leaders and identifies the most typical roadblocks encountered when attempting to modernize legacy systems – as well as how they address those challenges.
Posted: 16 Jun 2014 | Published: 16 Jun 2014

MSM Software

Computer Weekly – 6 May 2014: The problems of legacy IT in banking
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, as problems caused by legacy IT in banks become increasingly critical, we assess the difficulties in updating banking systems. After the Windows XP support issues – we look at a similar problem facing Oracle users. And we take an in-depth look at managing corporate networks to enable mobile IT. Read the issue now.
Posted: 06 May 2014 | Published: 05 May 2014

The Benefits of a Lean Application Portfolio
sponsored by Informatica
WHITE PAPER: Over time, the amount spent on the infrastructure and maintenance of legacy applications and systems can weigh heavy on your IT budget. In this white paper, learn about the changing landscape of enterprise applications and how carrying the burden of legacy systems undermines your enterprise.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Published: 25 Mar 2014


Solution Spotlight: Legacy Application Modernization Best Practices
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: None of those benefits of application modernization can be realized without integration technology. Find out why in this expert e-guide, which explores the link between integration and application modernization. Also, get an in-depth look at how to demonstrate the business value of integration when modernizing legacy applications.
Posted: 10 Mar 2014 | Published: 10 Mar 2014


Computer Weekly – 28 January 2014: Tablets in the workplace
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, our latest buyer's guide examines the rise of tablets in the workplace, and how to fit them in to the corporate IT environment. We look at the risks to the UK banking system from over-reliance on legacy IT. And we find out how flash storage can help improve application performance. Read the issue now.
Posted: 27 Jan 2014 | Published: 28 Jan 2014

Del Monte Foods' Cloud Imperative
sponsored by Kenandy
WEBCAST: This video case study explores Del Monte Foods' cloud strategy – including why the food production company decided to move to the cloud and how it alleviated its cloud concerns.
Posted: 06 Jan 2014 | Premiered: Dec 10, 2013


EGuide: Application portfolio analysis: Treating software as an asset
sponsored by CSC
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, learn why application portfolio analysis can be the key to aligning business investments with core capabilities when it comes to transforming complex legacy software.
Posted: 11 Oct 2013 | Published: 10 Oct 2013


Applications Re-host: Shift to more modern, agile, cost-effective platforms
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This resource offers an in-depth look at the rationale and requirements related to re-hosting legacy apps to distributed or mid-range computing systems. Discover what it to takes to achieve a successful re-hosting project, and determine if it's a reality for your business.
Posted: 08 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

Preparing Your Applications for the Cloud
sponsored by CSC
WHITE PAPER: This resource introduces a fast, predictable, economical path to cloud-enablement for your applications. Check it out now to learn how this service helps transform your legacy custom and mainframe apps to run in the cloud, without a high price tag.
Posted: 26 Sep 2013 | Published: 26 Sep 2013


FuturEdge - Reshape your Application Portfolio
sponsored by CSC
WHITE PAPER: Aging, complex systems can inhibit business processes, hinder productivity, and result in high maintenance costs. Access this resource to learn about a comprehensive set of business-led services that can help you modernize your application portfolio in three phases - shape, transform, and manage.
Posted: 19 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012


The ACE up Your Sleeve
sponsored by CSC
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to learn about an "application cloud enablement" technology - providing strategy, infrastructure, and change capabilities - that makes it quicker, cheaper, and less risky to migrate legacy apps to the cloud.
Posted: 17 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2012


IDC - Supporting the Complex Data Center
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn the importance of support services in data center environments. Inside, you'll learn about the role of vendor-supplied support services, how to evaluate the support offerings and capabilities of each vendor,and more.
Posted: 12 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Dell, Inc.
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LEGACY APPLICATIONS SOFTWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  use of new technology and programmer skills. In the past, much programming has been written for specific manufacturers' operating systems. Currently, many companies are migrating their legacy applications to new programming languages and operating systems that follow open or standard programming interfaces. Theoretically, this will make it easier in the future to update applications without having to rewrite them entirely and will allow a company to use its applications on any manufacturer's operating system. In addition to moving to new languages, enterprises are redistributing the locations … 
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