Our methodology to modernize a “legacy system” is recognized as low-risk because our incremental approach delivers measurable
improvements on-me and on budget.
Early adopters of computer technology, such as government, banks, and insurance companies, wrote countless programs onmainframes and created an enormous amount of data, accessed from remote computers using terminal emulators. Decades later,
some of these organizaons sll make use of terminal emulators. Updang an older terminal emulator to a newer version providesthe advantage of greater reliability, and access to features made possible with newer soware technologies.
LEGACY MODERNIZATION: TERMINAL EMULATORS
Desktops served in rering one
system; zero user impact.
Scripts re-wrien in Java; idencal
to the scripts they replaced.
Sites using scripts; withoutupgrade, this would result in ahuge, unplanned increase inworkload for hundredsof employees.
Despite the benets associated with upgrading to a modern emulator plaorm, the upgrade path
is complicated for many reasons. Deployment complexity can disrupt the business. Employee
retraining costs may become prohibive or lengthy. Exisng infrastructure can be destabilized.Funconality, specically localized scripts, may be lost, leading to degraded producvity, whichitself can impact employee morale. As a result, organizaons connue using their oldertechnologies and do not realize the benets of upgrading.
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Computech’s experience with emulator replacement over the last several years can help you migate risks. We have handledemulator upgrades that span 10’s of thousands of users at 100’s of locaons. Our expert teams know how to minimize userdisrupon and address the potenally large volume of end-user customizaons. We have developed innovave soluons toaddress capabilies not handled out-of-the-box by various emulator soluons, such as, Secon 508, Federal Desktop CoreConguraon (FDCC), and Federal Informaon Processing Standard.
• Architectural analysis & tool recommendaon• Inventory and
Proof of Concept
• Develop script
• Scripts migraon planning, implementaon, and rollout• Performance benchmarking and opmizaon• Centralize maintenance, conguraon & release management of scripts• Remediaon of installaon for government standards compliance
(from one of our clients)