Market Challenges

As technology becomes even more integral to how we work, the systems that have long underpinned our businesses now need to be assessed against the goals and challenges of the future. Legacy technology can hold your organisation back if it's not managed effectively, and will also increase your costs.


High costs

Maintaining and operating legacy applications can be incredibly expensive, statistics suggest they can consume between 60-80% of corporate IT budgets. This is because integrating and modifying them is complicated and risky.


Skills shortage

The employees that have spent decades managing legacy applications are now beginning to retire – taking the vital skills they have acquired with them. A new generation is now reaching employment with a skill set based on modern programming languages.


Difficult integration

Lack of standardisation means legacy applications struggle to integrate with modern technologies and platforms. This can halt your digital transformation strategy, particularly if it includes Cloud consumption.





The possibilities for a successful application modernisation strategy

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“Advanced's proven migration methodology and initial PathFinder process helped us analyse the migration before we even started, and gave us the confidence that Advanced was able to handle this complex project.”

Alan King, Chief Engineer

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“With no package replacements for our unique applications, migration offered the quickest, cheapest and lowest-risk option for us to move from our DEC VAX platform to an open, flexible Windows server environment.”

Martin Heaton, Control Systems Development Manager

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“I thought I knew what my application did, but I was wrong. Advanced showed me how much more there was than I assumed…this assessment was one of the best things we did.”

Mark Rubel, Director of Application Development


Additional insights to help you transform

News & Opinions

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Three Ways Application Analysis Tools Can Reduce Costs and Improve Productivity

Your application portfolio represents a large investment for your business. It is a major asset and critical to the day-to-day operations of any organisation, but there is also the significant cost for maintenance and support of these applications. It is widely reported and accepted that over 70 per cent of IT budgets is spent on maintenance and support of existing applications.

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Why Itanium’s imminent demise further increases the risks associated with OpenVMS applications

The OpenVMS operating system was developed back in the 1970s, and it continues to drive numerous mission-critical business systems worldwide. These often custom core applications are invaluable to organisations across industries ranging from nuclear power to international financial services. Large sums of money and decades of time have been invested in these OpenVMS applications to meet very specific needs - but end-of-life is looming large and planning for their future is now a matter of urgency.

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