Gartner Research

Use Continuous Modernization to Build Digital Platforms From Legacy Applications

Published: 18 January 2018

ID: G00344837

Analyst(s): Thomas Klinect , Stefan Van Der Zijden


Legacy application portfolios are often viewed as a problem and subjected to large-scale rip-and-replace efforts. Application leaders should instead manage their portfolio as an asset, removing impediments and executing continuous business-driven modernization to provide optimum value.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Exploit and Extend the Value of Your Legacy Applications
  • Use Continuous Modernization as an Alternative to Rip and Replace
  • Prioritize Continuous Modernization Efforts by Focusing on Friction Points
  • Transform Your Legacy Application Into a Platform
  • Establish a Continuous Modernization Culture

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