“The mainframe is dead” is a tagline that has been floating around office halls for decades. In reality, legacy systems such as mainframe and outdated WORM devices are still very much alive. Many organizations have vast amounts of content spread across these older repositories. These systems were once star performers back in the day, but as technology advancements emerge, they introduce increased levels of risk with support being sunsetted and manual intervention being required to function properly.
Companies relying on legacy content management systems are very aware of the associated risks, but as with any large project, barriers do exist — cost, resources, and fear of data integrity are just a few examples. In this era of strict compliance however, the question is no longer about the cost for content migration, but what is it costing you NOT to make the transition. In this latest eBook from our partners at AIIM (Association of Intelligent Information Management), and underwritten by Systemware, we highlight 5 warning signs that tell you it’s time to ditch your legacy document management system.
Breaking up is hard to Do… Or is it?
Content migration to modern software platforms has long been viewed as an overwhelming process that can take years to complete. The good news is, it’s not as complex as you might think and can actually be done in months, not years. At Systemware, we have built our reputation and business on helping organizations in all industries successfully convert and migrate massive amounts of information from other solution providers.
With the Systemware Legacy Archive Processor (LAP), content migration is within reach. Our proprietary conversion process easily converts data archived in legacy format or stored in legacy repositories. With a Systemware migration strategy, you have options. Content can either remain in place on the legacy repository to be accessed using pointers, or it can be migrated only when it is accessed. Each option maintains proper compliance for retention and data-privacy, while utilizing existing infrastructure to cut costs. Another option used when retiring old hardware systems is to migrate all content at once. Each approach is done seamlessly and with transparency to your end-users.