Chief Information Officers (CIO) and their IT teams have never been under higher pressure to do more with less. With 70 percent of the typical organization’s global transactions running on legacy applications, the spotlight has shifted to how well the application portfolio can drive business results and support innovation while keeping costs under control. At many companies, the application portfolio exerts a significant drag on overall operational effectiveness. The inflexibility of legacy applications makes it difficult to provide the IT functionality demanded by rapid shifts in business needs—and even harder to scale up to support business growth. Legacy applications can be challenging to integrate with newer and more agile systems. They are often poorly documented as well, making it even more difficult to operate and maintain when IT staff leave the organization. What’s needed is a fresh approach that allows companies to extract much more value from their application portfolios. The ideal approach would significantly reduce the costs of managing and upgrading the portfolio while improving overall system performance and reliability.
Datawiz can help. Our Application Modernization and Optimization practice enable IT to strip out unnecessary operating costs while reducing capital spending and freeing IT staff to create value for the business. Our specialists can help to answer the big questions about whether to renew, replace, consolidate, retire, enhance – or build new. This enables organizations and businesses to extract more value from existing applications with reduced costs, more manageable application portfolios, limited business disruption, and decreased risk. This offering can modernize your application technology while retaining much of the investment made in applications.
IT transformation helps organizations to overcome main operational challenges such as efficiency, security, and agility. Successful transformation takes advantage of cloud solutions, modernized application architecture (agile development), and robust analytics to greatly reduce operating, data center costs, reliance on legacy skill sets, and improves application evolution, ability to react to ongoing business needs, and compliance with regulations.