Legacy refers to any outdated applications and data that were created using languages and methods no longer used. In most cases they are incompatible with modern platforms.
There are several motivating factors leading a company to go through a legacy migration, also known as content migration. In most cases the hardware being used by the application is obsolete with parts being very difficult to obtain. In such cases it costs more money to keep the system running than to switch to an entirely new system. What typically necessitates a legacy migration is that the older technology continues to serve vital business needs rendering it necessary to transfer all (or the relevant) information in the content management system (CMS) to a new CMS. But perhaps the most significant factor is for companies with websites running on legacy systems, which prevents them from adding new functionality to their site and keeping up with competitors. This in turn translates as a need for a complete overhaul in order to boost or maintain their web presence.
The first step in the Adrecom transfer process is to redesign the site with regards to physical appearance. Special attention is paid to the whether the site’s layout creates the right impression and how easy it is to use. Some questions we ask during this process are:
All-in-all, our goal with this step is to determine if the site is pleasing to look at and easy to use, and a site redesign deals with these specific elements.
The next step is to restructure the site as logically as possible with regards to the placement of information. Some questions we ask during this stage of the process are:
The goal during renovation is to make sure that the information on the site is laid out in a logical manner that the user can follow naturally. Once both the redesign and restructure elements of the site have been carried it can be said that the site has gone through a legacy migration.