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Article title When companies have legacy applications, there always comes a time for choosing. Choosing to replace them with something more modern, at what cost? Choosing to keep them in some shape or form: why and how? TSplus Remote Access is a tool for maximising legacy business applications.

Assets Companies Can Forget: Legacy Business Applications

Since the generalisation of IT, companies have invested in a combination of software applications and hardware. This has enabled some to soar economically, technologically or as a brand. Thus, fast innovations in IT have changed the face of business. In addition, expectations, as well as service requirements, have evolved. IT infrastructure can be extremely contrasted from one company to the next.

For Maximising, Legacy Business Applications Meet the Web

Some businesses have standard or tailor-made legacy software application. Meanwhile, others have opted for open-build applications utilizing the Web and its possibilities. Therefore, despite others considering them obsolete and re-investing, some companies are still greatly reliant on legacy software programs.

Consider an ancient castle, built from solid material, with great craftsmanship and design. It may raise no interest in some, while to others it could be essential, ideal. In certain contexts, throwing away to begin from scratch make no sense. So, to meet the needs of tomorrow's businesses, why not re-deploy legacy builds while reworking how things are administrated? This is a key for rapid and affordable maximisation of current IT assets.

What is a Legacy Application?

Legacy applications are the fruit of a use of manpower and IT potential that made financial sense at the time. Indeed, budgets and teams looked very different one, two or three decades ago. Companies could have in-house developers creating and adapting tools and ideas to their structure and requirements. Over time, some companies have entirely moved away from this, choosing main-stream generic software. Some might say they have moved with their times, as legacy could basically be nick-named ageing.

On the other hand, a legacy set-up will be made up of applications operating on mainframes or mid-range systems. These then access and process extensive data managed by internal (also potentially legacy) database, logistics, machinery or other software. It is likely such made-to-measure software has no available equivalent to replace it. There is no way for certain companies to feasibly move away from their old applications. Yet, the question of compatibility and upkeep remains.

A Status Quo of Legacy Software

As it stands, legacy applications frequently carry the following set of obstacles: use, maintenance, compatibility.

  • They were usually built for in-house use, specific purposes, a company need that is niche rather than wide-spread.

  • Legacy software needs complementary functions that can only be added by technical teams. As mobility and time take their toll, new staff may lack the information, skill or time needed to carry on their predecessors’ work. This can unfortunately lead to unpredictability, crashes, part of the system breaking down, etc.

  • Their specificity is often counterbalanced by the company’s need to be part of a global market. Businesses have to use the Internet for administrative and financial tasks, to enable remote-work and more.

  • Legacy applications are known and used by company teams and potentially also customers. The cost of replacing them would involve much more than the cost of the appropriate new software. There are time and training costs, both where transferring and setting up is concerned and where use and adaptation come into play.

  • New software can cause issues where old tried-and-tested applications have been tamed by IT teams, staff and other users. Consequently, questions of trust and habit are important too, beyond the added or absent features it brings.

For Seamless Use of Legacy Software

Considering what great value can be drawn from a legacy application, TSplus are glad to present how to publish software to the Web. TSplus Remote Access is a very simple and rapid way to Web-enable your applications. How better to give legacy software a new life than to make it available alongside recent applications?

Thanks to our application publication program, your staff and customers could regain tools and benefits you were about to consider lost. Migrating or replacing your software, extending it in any way, would not work out as straight-forward as downloading our program and running it. You will be able to cut down on cost and time compared to other solutions. All the while, your data and applications will not leave the safety of your company firewall. What’s more, TSplus harnesses a combination of RDP, Web encryption and HTML5 amongst other technology. The result is secure, efficient and affordable Web-enabling of your applications. Maximising your legacy business applications has never been simpler.

Remotely Access Legacy and Current Applications

Since any type of software becomes accessible to whomever you decide and even at times you chose, Remote Access will create coherence between your legacy and recent applications. Therefore, neither your customers nor you company staff need struggle. No, to needlessly learning a new system, a different application, another set of tools and features. No, to wasting any precious time and energy. Yes, to long-term investment made perennial. Yes, to staying in control of what you want to change and what you want to keep. And, yes, to trying it for free, no strings attached, for 15 days. For a full list of features and possibilities, do visit our website.

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