Continuous Modernisation

Continuous modernisation is a strategy for legacy systems to ensure the software fits the people using it.

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Continuous Modernisation

"The Digital Transformation Playbook: Rethink your business for the digital age"

16 January 2020 • 5 minutes

A book review of "The Digital Transformation Playbook" David L. Rogers

Written by Eban Escott

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Continuous Modernisation

Modernise legacy systems to improve business agility

28 August 2019 • 4 minutes

A legacy system is any software that is deployed into your organisation. It does not matter if the software is something off-the-shelf or has been custom built, the day it is deployed into your organisation is the day legacy begins.

Written by Shannon England

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Scaling up your software/people fit

26 August 2019 • 4 minutes

Imagine being forced to work with temperamental legacy systems that hinder your productivity and slow you down. When your company endorses software that is difficult to use, it is incredibly likely (and common!) that your employees will seek out alternative applications that make their lives easier. Suddenly, your organisation is overrun by shadow IT, which is a burden on business agility. It is extremely important to make sure that the software you use fits the people using it.

Written by Shannon England

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Measures, metrics, and KPIs: data analytics terminology roundup

01 November 2018 • 5 minutes

Many businesses are confused by analytics terminology such as measures, metrics, and KPIs (key performance indicators). This confusion seeps into strategy documents, reports, and elsewhere, weakening communication lines within and between business units and leadership teams.

Written by Shannon England

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The future of cloud computing

29 October 2018 • 4 minutes

The cloud is not just the future of computing, it's the present, and yet millions of organisations around the world are still relying on outdated, legacy applications. These legacy systems come in a range of shapes and sizes, which only complicates cloud migration initiatives.

Written by Hayden Steel

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Cloud and legacy migration: technical challenges

08 October 2018 • 4 minutes

The necessity of cloud migration is matched by its complexity. Here are five technical challenges you will need to overcome when effecting your migration.

Written by Eban Escott

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6 easy steps to legacy cloud migration

02 October 2018 • 5 minutes

There's no valid reason to continue maintaining old, legacy systems for Desktop and local networks. Whether you're migrating to a new premises, closing a data centre, conducting a major organisational change, or simple replacing existing infrastructure at the end of an outsourcing contract, legacy migration can seem daunting. Daunting or not, legacy migration is necessary.

Written by Samantha Swift

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Access migration: from a database to the cloud in minutes.

10 September 2018 • 3 minutes

United Postal Service (UPS) has invested billions of dollars into analytics and captured over 17 petabytes of data (equivalent to 225 years of high-definition video). Using this data, UPS annually saves 38 million litres of fuel and delivers 350,000 more packages.

Written by Hayden Steel

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How to migrate from spreadsheets to a DBMS

15 June 2018 • 6 minutes

Spreadsheets are databases, and they work well. Why would you ever want to leave a spreadsheet? Here's a few reasons why; Database Management System (DBMS) can scale - spreadsheets don't scale.

Written by Jordi Kitto

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Databases vs spreadsheets: Excel, Access, MySQL

11 June 2018 • 5 minutes

The world's largest taxi company (Uber) owns no cars and the world's largest hotel (Airbnb) owns no property. Traditional industries no longer rule the world, 1s and 0s do. Data is digital oil. Like oil, data calls for extracting and refining tools. Handle both with care.

Written by Shannon England

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Dead software, Access databases & moving to the cloud

08 June 2018 • 3 minutes

Evolution is an integral part of life. We change, we adapt, we discover better ways to get things done. "This is the way we have always done it" is no longer a valid excuse; there exists no logical sense in sticking to the norm if there is a better way.

Written by Sophie Bates