Insurance CIOs Should Take a Continuous Decommissioning Approach to Core Systems

Published: 11 July 2018 ID: G00355559

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Insurance legacy modernization initiatives often fail to fully decommission insurance core and supporting systems. Life and P&C insurance CIOs should embrace decommissioning to free up IT budgets for transformational investment to compete in an increasingly challenging insurance market.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Incorporate Decommissioning Into Your Continuous Modernization Cycle
      • Start With Application and Platform Discovery
      • Identify the "Low-Hanging Fruit"
      • Review the Application Architecture Team's Proposal
      • Establish Decommissioning Principles for Success
    • Establish a Separate Team to Manage Decommissioning, Headed by an "Application Undertaker"
      • Hire an Application Undertaker With Strong Management Skills
      • Archive or Delete the Application's Resources
      • Notify Suppliers That Services Are No Longer Needed
      • Manage Retained Data and Its Regulatory Compliance
    • Develop a Portfolio of Decommissioning Solutions to Align Technology and Business Options to Specific Categories of Data
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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