Legacy Migration

Paying down tech debt with legacy migration

Cutting-edge technology solutions meet the demanding needs of today, and are capable of adapting to keep up with rapidly evolving needs. But companies with outdated systems in place face significantly increased tech debt and the inability to scale efficiently, and become overburdened with managing legacy technology portfolios. Fortunately, our consultants know how to meet the specialized needs required in this ever-evolving industry. Drawing from their extensive experience, the experts at 47 Degrees guide clients through obstacles, and provide innovative solutions to modern problems.

Industry Challenges

The need to meet and surpass market expectations, deliver highly-integrated and augmented customer experiences, and stimulate growth, has businesses with legacy systems eagerly exploring digital transformation strategies. This can create a real sense of urgency too, because of the many challenges presented by legacy technology.

  • # Older technology can put valuable data at heightened risk. Managing cybersecurity and data integrity on legacy systems can be a real burden, and can increase a company’s tech debt substantially. In addition, it’s hard to leverage data for multichannel or real-time use when it’s locked away or simply not available due to highly-coupled operational platforms getting in the way.

  • # Legacy systems are likely written in inefficient (and oftentimes obsolete) programming languages, making it difficult and expensive to maintain and fix these systems.

  • # Not understanding new technologies and investing in the wrong solutions can certainly cause tech debt accumulation, as well as considerable scaling inefficiencies.

Key Results

  • # A large provider of digital banking tools partnered with 47 Degrees for assistance building out and improving their backend services using Scala, as well as work on their Android/Kotlin, iOS, and frontend web platforms. 47 Degrees helped lead the efforts moving to Functional Programming to solve different identified problems, like modularity. This company had a large monolith, which had become a bottleneck for their teams, so they looked to move to a microservices-oriented architecture in order to solve the problems effectively in a more streamlined way.

  • # A leading American home services website enlisted 47 Degrees to help them transition from a .NET infrastructure to Scala using Play Framework. The move required specific expertise and training from the 47 Degrees team in order to efficiently and effectively move their existing codebase into a microservices architecture and navigate bugs and issues the internal team was facing while simultaneously educating the team in best practices.

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