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Modernizing Legacy Mission-Critical Applications in Government Primer for 2018

Published: 11 January 2018

ID: G00344025

Analyst(s): Rick Howard , Rick Holgate


Conventional legacy-modernization programs in government are slow and expensive, and fail to keep pace with the demands of a digital society. CIOs should employ a value-focused modernization strategy to accelerate digital transformation and empower innovation while delivering operational benefits.

Table Of Contents



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

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  • Suggested First Steps
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