Organizations of all sizes are grappling with aging, complex systems that are costly to maintain and too inflexible to support new business initiatives.
Established organizations try to get as much as they can from their investments in legacy systems. When they come up against the systems’ limitations, they devise patches or work-arounds. While useful in the short term, over time these customizations can create incompatibilities with newer versions of software among discrete layers of the technology stack and among applications within a layer. Organizations may find that they are actually increasing their operating costs in the long run and missing opportunities to embrace more efficient and more innovative processes.
In the current economy, with IT budgets likely to stay flat or grow only modestly, this problem is getting worse — with organizations forced to use an ever-increasing share of their budgets just to maintain existing legacy systems. Most companies are ready for legacy modernization but, not surprisingly, the solution put forth by most software vendors is to install new software.
We specialize in helping to guide organizations best leverage their current investments in IT systems, reduce customizations and move the IT application footprint to a more vanilla, lower cost deployment profile.