Gartner Research

How to Use Cloud to Modernize Legacy Systems

Published: 14 March 2016

ID: G00301033

Analyst(s): Neville Cannon


Government cloud strategies focus on the benefits of cloud but often underplay the challenges of tackling persistent legacy IT applications. This research helps government CIOs determine the strategies and opportunities open to them to modernize their legacy systems.

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  • Key Challenges



  • Government CIOs Should Undertake an Inventory of All Existing Legacy Systems to Identify Those With Potential to Be Hosted in the Cloud
  • Identify Cloud Offerings Relevant to Current or Future Programs, and Work With Business Leaders to Identify Benefits That Can Help Build a Strong Business Case to Overcome the Low ROI for Legacy Modernization
  • Adopt a Bimodal Approach to Staffing to Cope With Workforce Limitations and Challenges in the Stretch Posed by the Mix of Cloud and Legacy Applications

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