Gartner Research

How to Address Data Retention and Application Retirement

Published: 23 May 2018

ID: G00355820

Analyst(s): Garth Landers , Stefan Van Der Zijden

Summary

Costs, data security, user access and governance make legacy application retirement an organizational imperative. Infrastructure and operations leaders need to implement the right policies, processes and technology solutions for application decommissioning and data retention for successful outcomes.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Identify Scenarios Where Keeping the Legacy Application in Place for a Defined Period Is the Best Option
  • Separate the Task of Replacing the Application From the Decommissioning Project
  • Incorporate GDPR Readiness and Responsiveness Into Application Retirement Planning

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