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Old dogs, no new tricks

Developing new software may be a costly exercise, but using legacy software in certain new environments may actually do the trick.

01 June 2008

Some of the oldest, more established technologies simply work best. More often than not, they are more stable and provide the required business functionality they were designed to address in the first place. Local banks, for example, still use old, powerful and stable platforms like Cobol.

In the late 1980s, two individuals recognised the value of maintaining software that worked for companies, while still giving them the option of integrating into more modern and flexible platforms. Officially started by sales director Joäo de Oliveira and a friend in 2000, MigrationWare evolved under the premise that sound technology could become more cost-effective if it could be migrated to a more manageable platform.

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