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Towards Providing Lightweight Access to Legacy Applications as Cloud-Based Services

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Software as a Service solutions are available for certain business applications. However, many companies still rely on complex legacy applications for business-critical tasks. They cannot easily be accessed via the Internet and integrated into service-oriented landscapes. Re programming or adaption of these legacy applications is both time-consuming and expensive. Remote access does not allow deep integration with other services and relies on proprietary software. In this paper authors therefore propose the generic black-box approach REFLECTION (Refurbishing legacy applications) to dynamically rebuild the user interface of applications using native Web technologies. Users can thereby access these applications on-demand as cloud-based services. Authors also discuss usage scenarios, design and architecture considerations, as well as technical challenges.

This research result was described by Sanja Tumbas (28. April 2011 - 9:28)
This research result was last edited by Sanja Tumbas (23. November 2011 - 20:29)

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