The Legacy Trap

Coming Soon! A new book on application modernization from Marc Zottner and me.

Application modernization is a hidden business risk and cost because it’s complex, avoidable in the short term, and, yet, generally touches every part of the core business. Older applications and services slow down business innovation, often stopping innovation completely. You’re caught in the legacy trap. The older your IT, the more it will cost in money and time to evolve. The fix is to reorient how you prioritize modernization work from a technical perspective to a business perspective. An application modernization strategy that focuses on business capabilities delivered will fare better than a strategy that focuses on fixing the old stuff.