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How to Modernize your Legacy Applications

The pandemic-hit new economy has brought with it a change in the way businesses must respond to changing market conditions and customer needs. Organizations are forced to re-evaluate digital transformation initiatives, as well as their IT budgets. In other words, businesses lack the resources to engage in large-scale re-engineering projects and must therefore transform while also minimizing risk and leveraging existing applications.

This is where modernization plays a critical role. However, many businesses only engage in modernization projects after a major production incident, hiding under the popular saying: “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.” While this saying might be true, it doesn’t apply to legacy applications, especially in this digital economy. Here, businesses must rapidly and effectively adapt to changing market conditions. Therefore, hanging on to legacy systems will ultimately result in an increase in technical debt, which you’ll have to pay sooner or later. Not to mention the associated high maintenance costs.

When done properly, with the right tools and techniques, application modernization is a secure and cost-effective way to pursue digital transformation initiatives while minimizing risks and leveraging existing intellectual property. With LANSA, you have the right tools and professional team to plan and manage your IBM i modernization.

This whitepaper describes your available modernization options and how LANSA can help you ensure a successful modernization project.

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