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Do you know that Migrating your old ColdFusion website to ColdFusion 9 or 10 makes a lot of business sense?

ColdFusion has been a successful and popular scripting language since more than a decade that has been powering most of the dynamic web applications of bigger organizations around the world. The organizations have become so dependent and comfortable with this platform that they don’t want even to think of moving to any other technology. Although there have been many technological advancements in ColdFusion itself with launch of newer versions it is like a blessing to those organizations. Now, with the newer versions introduced they can start thinking of moving to higher version without disturbing the overall functional flow of existing system.

The latest versions of coldfusion includes improved features such as increased platform speed, Patches for security holes in older versions and minimizing inefficient coding. Some organizations using older version of Coldfusion (or any other platform in general) might feel that upgrading to higher version is a unnecessary and expensive proposition. But this perception is not completely right in long term. The old versions gets outdated and lead the application highly vulnerable to hacking and other malicious activities. This is mainly due to the fact that the software product owning companies add new features and fix the identified holes/bugs in latest updated versions of the software and stop supporting the older version altogether. This is also true for ColdFusion where they have recently (in year 2012)**  stopped supporting Coldfusion 8 support and notified users to upgrade to Coldfusion 9 or higher. The currently available Coldfusion version 9 is good at allowing better integration with flash components and overall performance and Coldfusoin version 10 is good at allowing setting up the website in cloud environment. This way two good choices are available for organizations to upgrade to higher versions based upon their preferences.

Believe it or not, Coldfusion upgrading is a simple and quick process. With right blend of expert migration sevices the final outcome is more effective, good at look & feel and quickly available with less downtime. Though there is an exception for complex systems where migration of Coldfusion is not so easy task as it requires good understanding of existing application architecture and comparative knowledge w.r.t. the higher version of Coldfusion. So, with the right holistic approach the migration process can be more effective meeting the client’s expectations.

 

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