Customized ModernizationA Structured and Evolutionary Approach to Application Modernization
An Example (Uniface)Many applications: are +15 years old are based on older architectures have Character-UI or 1st generation GUI interfaces are not SOA are not on the latest software version have currency issues – Non-supported OS – Non- supported DB’s – Older versions of OS and DB’s – E.g. Windows, VMS But still are very reliable!!
Use Uniface 9 features Update • GRID/Tab Widget • Buttons/Menus/Panels GUI • Form Container • HTML 5 widget • PNG Images • Menu’s, Panels • … • Multilanguage • Unicode • Sorting • If U version < 9: Clean up and Migrate
Update GUIGartner:Many organizations now realize that a high-quality user experiencecan provide competitive business advantage
From Windows to Web Cloud Computing 24/7 access Access everywhere Access from every device Webshops Easy deployment
Update GUIGartner:The Web continues to evolve along multiple dimensions-- social, mobile, programmable and real time –not just outside the enterprise, but also within.These trends reinforce each other, and the resulting scale is unprecedented.
Modernization OptionsBack End Front End How Pro Con ResultDo Nothing Do nothing Low (short term) Currency behind cost Look and feel outdated Maintenance burdenDo nothing Modernize Use new Windows Application looks Maintenance Short term Features better, Happy end burden. users. Low cost. solutionModernize Do Nothing Turn (part of) Back Performance, Effort not visible in Long term end into SOA maintenance, Ready application for web solutionModernize Modernize Maintenance, Ready Two improvement Ready for the for Web, areas. Competitive look future and feel
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