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Modernizing Legacy Mission-Critical Applications in Government Primer for 2016

Published: 19 January 2016

ID: G00292997

Analyst(s): Rick Howard , Neville Cannon


Government organizations are encumbered with a large portfolio of legacy technologies that dampen innovation and agility. Government CIOs and IT leaders can make smart choices to modernize legacy applications while speeding up the adoption of emerging IT services and deployment models.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • What are the best legacy application modernization practices for government?
    • How will government IT organizations take advantage of shared services, and competitive cloud-based and consumer-grade solutions?

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