Gartner Research

How to Refactor and Modernize Legacy Applications for Mobile Devices

Published: 20 October 2016

ID: G00315904

Analyst(s): Nathan Hill , Jason Wong


Modernizing applications requires application leaders to address refactoring PC-based and legacy applications for mobile devices. Mobile UX is critical, so application leaders must adopt appropriate tools, including VDI, RMAD and workspace aggregators, for best results.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use Virtualization Technologies Only as a Tactical, Stopgap Measure to Gain Mobile Access to Legacy Applications
    • Top Functional Limitations of Virtualization
    • Virtualization UX Options and Use Cases
  • Select Workspace Aggregator and RMAD Tools to Refactor Legacy Applications Based on the Mobile Use Case
    • Workspace Aggregators
    • RMAD Tools
  • Refactor Workflow and UI for Mobile Moments to Elevate the UX

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