Gartner Research

The Risks of Code Transformation as a Modernization Option

Published: 19 February 2015

ID: G00262030

Analyst(s): Dale Vecchio


Application managers and CIOs should carefully evaluate code transformation solutions, given the checkered reputation of these types of solutions. Balance low cost with acceptable architectural transformation when considering this approach to application modernization.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Evaluate Code Transformation Solutions and Pick the One That Matches Cost Expectations and Risk Profile
  • Carefully Evaluate the Output of the Code Transformation Solutions, Ensuring Maintainable Code That Meets Framework and Coding Standards
  • Decide Between Tactical Transformation That Supports Migration to a Less-Expensive Platform, and Others That Provide More Architecturally Consistent Results
  • Don't Let Vendor Hype Fool You: Be Diligent in Understanding Exactly What the Vendor Solution Will Provide and What Limitations It Will Introduce

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