Legacy Modernization – Step-by-Step, App-by-App

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Morphis Modernizes ACS

Enterprise-level security updates are vital, and expected. But, they can also be costly, and take hours of staff time to complete. In some cases, lack of vendor support for technology versions within the stack may produce a security hole and provide a driver for application and stack modernization. Security is only one of many drivers for legacy modernization and with … Read More

Morphis Modernizes MV Sistemas’ Healthcare ERP System

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MV Sistemas Application Modernization

MV is Brazil’s leading provider of healthcare management systems and the second largest healthcare ERP provider globally. Its flagship healthcare management product, SOUL MV, provides comprehensive clinical and administrative functionality to networked or stand-alone health facilities including state health departments, public and private hospitals, emergency facilities, family care centers, health insurance carriers, and many others. Originally architected as a client-server … Read More

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