Transform Legacy – Enable Innovation

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Legacy Transformation - Enabling Innovation

Nice title from Dale Vecchio, the Gartner analyst covering the application modernization space. Indeed this was the title of Dale’s presentation at Gartner’s Application Architecture, Development and Integration Summit in Las Vegas, Dec 1-3, 2015. The thrust of Dale’s presentation was that IT Modernization is now inevitable and is being driven primarily by demographic change, aided and abetted by technological … Read More

TOTVS COTS Investment Funds Software Modernization

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TOTVS

TOTVS is a Brazilian software, service, platform, and consultancy company. They are the market leader in Brazil and Latin America and one of the largest integrated management system (ERP) developers in the world. TOTVS provide solutions to many industry sectors including financial services. Custody and Controllership of Investment Funds (CCIF) is one of many COTS (commercial-off-the-shelf) software products offered to … Read More

How Federal Agencies Can Succeed With Application Modernization

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Federal Agency Application Modernization

A recent report by MeriTalk “Future Ready Applications” surveyed 150 Federal IT Managers and concluded that 92% believe it urgent for their agency to modernize their legacy applications. The key drivers behind this urgency to modernize are: – Security Issues (42%) – Time Required to Manage/Maintain Systems (36%) – Inflexibility (31%) – Integration Issues (31%) – Hinders innovation (30%) – … Read More

61% Of Financial Services CIOs Say Their Biggest Threat Is From Aliens

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We have posted recently about the existential threat that banks face unless they are able to satisfy both the basic needs of their customers (making payments, access to cash etc) together with their user experience and access demands (24 hour, mobile etc). Recent cases where basic needs were not met include Royal Bank of Scotland’s failure to process 600,000 payments … Read More

Legacy System Modernization, Be Bold for the Long Term, Deliver in the Short Term

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Legacy software systems remain ubiquitous today. Whether aware of them or not, the vast majority of general consumers interacts almost daily with organizations whose IT infrastructure is based on decades-old databases and applications. From a consumer protection and IT security/risk management standpoint, exposure to these often precarious systems poses a threat not just from data breaches, but can also represent … Read More

Hope Is Not A Strategy – Application Modernization Alternatives

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Our recent post Modernize Or Die covered the existential threat facing many businesses, a threat arising from an inability to innovate brought on by the spiderweb of technologies and architectures prevalent in legacy software systems. Doing nothing is no longer an acceptable option. So what are the alternatives? In broad terms there are three. 1. Replace the legacy system with … Read More

Modernize Or Die – Millennials Would Rather Go To The Dentist Than Listen To Their Bank

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I met with a system integrator partner of Morphis’ a couple of weeks ago and he mentioned that many enterprises fail to deal with legacy systems because the expected tenure of the CEO is too short for that CEO to take on the complexities and risk associated with modernizing critical systems within their business. [Fortune state the median CEO tenure … Read More

Legacy Systems Inhibit Innovation

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Gartner 2015 CIO Insights

The 2015 Gartner CIO Agenda Insights survey details the top investment priorities of CIOs worldwide. Interestingly, while legacy modernization only ranks at #11, most issues marked as more important are being inhibited by legacy systems, and can only be solved with modernization of these systems. In a recent Vanson Bourne survey of businesses with more than 1,000 staff members, 90% … Read More

Legacy Systems Threaten Big Businesses — Especially Banks

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UK High Street Banks

Most of the world’s largest companies have been around awhile. They are  vast enterprises built upon complex IT infrastructure. Most deal with thousands if not millions of customers and transactions every day. The legacy software underneath them is often decades old, and in most cases, a house of cards. Legacy systems are inhibiting innovation and agility across many sectors, and … Read More

Morphis Sets Up Shop In North America

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In 1995, a team of graduate students went on a mission to create new performance standards for legacy modernization software. In 2013, our CEO, Luis Andrade, founded a new company based upon this IP heritage, setting Morphis in motion to deliver today’s best-practice legacy-to-cloud solutions for the enterprise. As Head of U.S. operations for this Lisbon, Portugal-based company, I’m very … Read More