What strategy is best for your organisation to take for modernising legacy applications? In this post, we introduce 3 strategies, their benefits, and issues you may encounter.
After you have mapped your application ecosystem as best as you can, you should begin work on prioritising which applications to modernise first.
Legacy transformation is a team sport because it’s hard, expensive and can take a long time, so you need to have everyone ready to push in the same direction from the start.
The risks of neglecting legacy transformation include everything from reputational damage to loss of life. However, trying to predict exactly what will happen to a particular public sector organisation if it ignores these risks is extremely difficult.
Cloud is good for us. So too are practices like DevOps and Continuous Delivery. It’s easy on the surface to read a few articles and think, “yeah, that’s a good idea,” but putting them into practice on the other hand isn’t so easy.
I’m really pleased to announce the launch of our latest book, Modernising legacy applications in the public sector. We have written the book to share our experience of successful legacy application transformations with technology leaders working across the UK public sector.
Mapping your organisation and applications is crucial because it enables you to decide which application to prioritise and which transformation strategy to adopt.
Cost is one of the most important drivers of legacy transformation and is usually the catalyst for a much wider discussion about how to finance such projects.
Legacy technology is a huge threat to the public sector. While this won’t be the first time you’ve read this, it remains relevant because not enough action is being taken to prevent disaster.
Your organisation has decided it’s ready to move to the cloud. Where do you start?