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When to update an old website or legacy web app?


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Here is the scenario: You have a web application that is vital to the operation of your business. You know that it is running on old technology that has very little support from the vendor and doesn’t do what the latest technologies are doing. You want to upgrade, but the time it takes is long and when to do it is alway “Never a good time”. So what do you do?

Many companies large and small face this scenario all the time and quite frankly will most likely always face this as long as new web technologies and frameworks get introduced. So what is the right answer? The right answer is… it depends.

There are several factors to consider when deciding whether to update an old website or legacy web app. Here are some of the most important considerations:

  1. Security: One of the most important reasons to update an old website or legacy web app is to address security vulnerabilities. If your website or app is no longer receiving security updates, it may be vulnerable to attacks that could compromise user data or even take down your site.
  2. User experience: If your website or app is difficult to navigate or use, users may be less likely to engage with it. Updating the design and functionality of your site can help improve the user experience and make it more appealing to your target audience.
  3. Performance: If your website or app is slow or unreliable, users may become frustrated and abandon it. Updating the code and infrastructure of your site can help improve performance and ensure that it can handle the traffic and usage patterns of your users.
  4. Compatibility: As technology advances, old websites and apps may become incompatible with new browsers, devices, or operating systems. Updating your site can help ensure that it remains compatible with the latest technologies and can be accessed by the widest possible audience.
  5. Business needs: Your business needs may change over time, and your website or app may need to evolve to meet those needs. Updating your site can help ensure that it remains relevant and useful to your target audience and supports your business goals.

In general, if your website or app is outdated, difficult to use, or poses a security risk, it’s a good idea to consider updating it. However, the decision to update will depend on your specific circumstances and goals, and may require careful analysis and planning.

Whatever the answer is for your particular application, we at Marraij can help you tread those waters by first determining what is the answer for your application and mapping out a plan to successfully make that transition. Click the “Lets Talk” button to get started.

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