1. Dwindling Vendor Support Services
As a software or hardware platform loses market momentum, the resources allocated by the vendors to support it are reduced. Company programmers and professionals begin to lose confidence and wonder where they will turn if parts of their production software systems go awry. It then becomes necessary to investigate alternative solutions that will provide solid, long-term vendor support.
2. Standardization Decisions
Migration transforms non-compliant applications into systems that conform to sweeping language, tools and platform standardizations within an organization.
3. Expert Staffing Shortage
As the marketplace introduces new languages and tools, many programmers are drawn towards the new technologies. As a result, companies have difficulty finding resources to maintain staffing levels for existing production software systems.
4. Continual Run-Time Expense
Many vendors charge ongoing run-time fees for using their languages and applications. Migrating current production software systems can cut company costs by eliminating these fees.