A lot of companies using Informix 4GL have been questioning for some time about the evolution of their applications. Should they cancel them and replace everything with a new technology, since IBM competition pretend that anyway Informix doesn’t exist anymore? Should they maintain them “as is”, since after all they fully satisfy their requirements? Are there other alternatives? Do they bring a real added value, or are they just a temporary solution?
You will find in this article a number of elements of a response that should contribute to build a solution based not on information coming from this or that marketing department hunting for new clients, nor slideware or vaporware technology, but on objective analysis and proven facts.
Taking the wrong path must be avoided: the consequences of such a decision are too important for final users adoption, but above all for the correct operation of your activity. The risk involved, combined with likely budget slippage, can produce highly explosive conditions that must be handled with all the appropriate care.
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