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Legacy Software Support and Migration

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Legacy Software Support

In a perfect world, computer systems would be updated and upgraded on a regular basis. Doing that would mean companies benefit from working with the technology of the day, making it easy for team members and customers alike, and with scheduled transitions part of an ongoing evolutionary programme ensuring that an organisation remains fit for purpose in every aspect of its operations.

And then there’s the real world. The one where we know there are those people who have irrational attachments to old technology. Some of us like vintage stereo equipment and claim it makes our favourite music sound better, others have a liking for obsolete hardware and software for equally implausible reasons – or are stuck with a situation they feel they have no control over. People move on. Finances take a dip and investment is seen as a risk. There are lots of situations to explain what happens (or doesn’t happen), and many seem valid reasons to justify doing nothing rather than embracing change…but reality dictates the need to get your company’s software in harmony with the world at large. You’re losing money and letting opportunities for new business pass you by otherwise.

The past is a foreign country – they do things differently

If a business started out a decade or more back with the kit the current boss’s uncle bought and assembled, and the software code he wrote for it, then there’s a risk that investing in something more contemporary is seen as a challenge to that uncle, who is at this point serving out his time as a board member. That’s not too far off reality in some situations. And as long as everything does what it should, the preference is simply that – a preference. But there comes a time when insistence on the archaic is foolish, perhaps even dangerous. Action is needed.

Transition is a necessary part of any operation, and even more so when dealing with the complexities of updating old software. If we’re lucky, there will be a clear record of what the originator came up with – which can include software that they’ve written. If not, we’ll find out using our tools of investigation. At this point in our history, there’s frankly not much that surprises us after the things we’ve seen, whether it comes to the systems or the departments working with them, or what happens in the wake of developers going bust, freelancers taking contracts abroad, and so on. We just hold onto the fact that everything was done for a good reason at the time, even if that was sometimes a long time ago and had unforeseen consequences.

Think of us as your digital A-Team

We’re here to help you, to make the transition from an outmoded system to a contemporary one as smooth and seamless as possible, starting with a detailed audit to get an accurate picture of the current situation, including security status and its implications. Pretty soon you’ll be wondering why you waited as long as you did before calling for assistance. Well – we’re here now. And here’s where we can make a substantial difference in bringing you not just up to date, but ready for the challenges of the future:

  • Ensuring that your system is a match for the requirements you have for it.
  • Making up for the lack of support for outdated or homebrew software.
  • Upgrading systems so they can cope with the demands they face.
  • Making sure that your software and applications are integrated correctly.
  • Future-proofing your technology to cater for future situations.
  • Providing training for your staff in the new software.

Our experience in software support and migration is broad. We have worked with small companies where everyone knows each other through to large enterprise companies with hundreds or thousands of staff spread across multiple sites or countries.

You’ll be amazed at the ease with which you and your team adapt to new software and technologies, trust us. Even more so when you experience the advantages of systems that are built for the here and now utilising what’s been learned since going down your initial route. Sooner or later you’re going to need to upgrade – make the commitment to do that a priority, and contact us at your earliest convenience.

How Atlas Can Help You

If you’re interested in finding out how Atlas could help you with legacy software support and migration, call us now on +44 (0)800 133 7948 for a free no-obligation consultation.

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