Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2018, Nov 4-8, Barcelona

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legacy modernization Gartner ITxpo Barcelona 2018

Morphis will be attending and exhibiting at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2018 in Barcelona from November 4-8. If you’re attending the event, please look us up. You can arrange to meet with us via the Gartner Event App or simply stop by our booth. We’d be delighted to meet you and discuss how our legacy application modernisation solutions may help your … Read More

Has Time Ran Out On Gartner?

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Has Time Ran Out for Gartner?

Technical debt. Business value. Non-functional requirements. Extensibility. Functional requirements. Business processes. Skills shortages. Systems of record. Systems of differentiation. New market entrants. Cloud. Hybrid cloud. Containerization. Refactoring. Non-invasive modernization. And on… No, I’m not keyword stuffing, nor do I think the end is nigh for Gartner (just to clear that up), but I have spent most of today trying to … Read More

Linear Thinking in a Non-Linear World

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Linear Thinking in a Non-Linear World

I was watching BBC News last night and several, seemingly unrelated, stories were presented in the manner of mainstream news today – with heavy reliance on the soundbite: “Immigration in the UK is causing a drain on the country’s resources.” “Immigration is being used by unscrupulous employers to drive wages down.” “Forecasters are predicting lower living standards driven in part … 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

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

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