IT BlogLegacy IT Solutions Don’t Need to Force Your Hand | Fuse Technology Group | Detroit & Michigan

July 26, 2022

Let me ask you a question: are there any industry-specific applications that you depend on for your business to function? If so, you aren’t alone… businesses in just about every industry imaginable have specialized software they rely on. As such, it can be challenging to say goodbye to these tools, even when they require a lot of work to keep running.

Many businesses use one or more specialized applications to run their business. These line of business apps become crucial to the day-to-day operations of your business. Moving away from them would require a huge amount of effort in the form of data migration, configuration, training, troubleshooting, and just getting your entire staff and customers acclimated to the change is a huge endeavor.

Sometimes, older software might force your hand because it relies on older hardware or operating systems to run.

While you always want to take security as a major consideration when it comes to older systems, you don’t always need to be forced to start from scratch.

The professionals at Fuse Technology Group are extremely competent at getting older legacy systems to work smoothly and securely in a cloud environment without the massive costs associated with jumping on a whole new piece of software. Additionally, our custom software can create the bridge between your legacy systems and modern ones.

We take security seriously too, and take a security-first approach, offering businesses our cyber and network security service, Fuse Security + .

Let’s examine the nature of these challenges, as well as a way to overcome them.

Migrating Away from Line-of-Business Applications is a Real Pain

Let’s briefly break down what a proper migration to a new application would entail:

  1. First, you need to actually migrate your data from one application to another—something that could potentially take some time, depending on how much data you have, how it is formatted, and any number of other factors.
  2. Your new application also needs to be properly configured to match your business’ needs for it.
  3. Any issues or complications to using the new software need to be identified and resolved through troubleshooting.
  4. Your team needs to be trained on how to properly use the new application, and the learning curve for your staff (and, depending on the application’s use case, your customers/clients) may be significant.

Obviously, this is a lot to contend with… but, considering how running an older software might have prevented you from upgrading your infrastructure appropriately, it may be necessary for the sake of your security.

Or is it?

Fuse Technology Group Can Help You Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds

There are many reasons that the cloud is a great tool for modern businesses—one of which being its capability to securely host legacy systems and keep organizations like yours from having to make the massive investments in time and capital in order to migrate to a new application. Not only can your standard operating procedures go largely unchanged, our professionals will ensure that all is done with security as the priority, ensuring your organization’s cybersecurity isn’t undermined through using your legacy software of choice.

Before you throw your hands up in the air and pull the trigger on a massive, expensive migration, give us a call and let’s discuss your options.

Don’t assume that a pricey, time-consuming migration is your only option. Call in our professionals today to hear all of your potential ways forward, and for the best assistance in carrying out your chosen approach. Call us at 248.545.0800 today.

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