Application lifecycle – what if it’s over?

The technical lifecycle of an application, that is, how long the application will be used without major updates, is often extended as far as possible. That’s understandable as updates cost money. However, failing to carry out the updates in time costs much more.

IT system analysis reveals various factors that cut the lifecycle of an application short. Such factors include old application development platforms that do not work flawlessly with the latest operating systems.

Others include the end of support for the application platform or operating system version. The end of support does not usually cause problems with the application’s immediate functionality. That’s why the work required to solve the problem is, unfortunately, easy to put off. However, the end of support will gradually create loopholes in the security of the application as the manufacturer’s official security fixes are no longer available.

Another common problem is that technology once selected has become outdated with the current business needs. It is either impossible to make the necessary progress with the technology of the application or it is very cumbersome and expensive compared to implementation with modern technology.

New technology typically provides significantly more productive ways of doing things, compared to older technology.

Fortunately, as a result of the analysis, we also provide the customer with guidelines for solving problems. The solution is usually a technology leap that effortlessly expands the lifecycle of the application.

Learn more about other hidden problems in applications that we often find in IT system analysis!

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Jouni Ojanen

Team leader, architecture
Mtech Digital Solutions