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legacy system

An obsolete computer system centred around a mainframe platform which is not worth the cost of upgrading or salvaging. As enterprise modernises hardware, IT departments may be forced to integrate legacy system data, which can be logistically difficult, since obsolete software was often custom written by people who left the institution.

legacy system

(leg′ă-sē) [L. legatia, office of deputy]
An old, slow, or out-of date computer system.
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Having a streamlined set of development and deployment tools for mainframe and distributed applications, all in one place, under one IDE, is critical for us as we reuse existing legacy applications throughout the enterprise.
The average number of legacy applications in the portfolio was 50, but this was strongly dependent on company size, with large companies having more than 200 applications.
In many cases, VM software makes it possible for administrators to move legacy applications as-is to a new platform, allowing them to focus on the immediate concerns of configuring new hardware and software with the peace of mind that their business-critical legacy applications will continue to function nominally.
04 increases the performance and efficiency of Flashpoint- created graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for legacy applications.
This functionality enables large corporations to capitalize on their massive investment in legacy applications and extend their reach to the Internet applications necessary for eBusiness.
The Application Logging capability will allow virtually anyone with older legacy applications to be able to place a protective layer around their data, without the need to undertake a large software development project.
The effort to migrate critical legacy applications to lower cost, more agile platforms running Oracle(R) Database 10g and Oracle Application Server 10g aims to help customers reduce the high cost of maintaining and modernizing their aging mainframe environments.
The IT department in particular spent massive amounts of time maintaining legacy applications with a very limited staff.
As the SOA market matures, however, there is an urgent need for technologies and approaches that can help companies leverage legacy applications in the SOA environment.
Companies like BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina exemplify our core belief that legacy applications are an extremely valuable resource that can be unlocked to provide enduring business value," said Ian Archbell, vice president of product management for Micro Focus.
Organizations like the Pacific Exchange are constantly looking for ways to reuse legacy applications without sacrificing the performance and reliability on which they rely to support mission-critical business processes," said Mike Gilbert, vice president of marketing for Micro Focus.