Gartner® Recommends Continuous Modernization Over Rip-and-Replace for Legacy Applications

Contemplating getting rid of your legacy application in favor of a new one? You might want to hold off.

The latest Gartner report, “Use Continuous Modernization to Optimize Legacy Applications,” found that it might be better to steadily upgrade legacy applications, rather than scrapping them completely.

What’s Inside?

Gartner provides insights into this gradual, continuous approach over the more drastic rip-and-replace method to extend the life of legacy applications for several reasons, including cost, duration of downtime, and increased resiliency.

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How to minimize the cost, risk, and impact of modernizing legacy applications.

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How to assess and prioritize your applications for continuous modernization.

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How to remove friction points to optimize legacy applications.


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Gartner, “Use Continuous Modernization to Optimize Legacy Applications,” Stefan Van Der Zijden, Deacon D.K Wan, Howard Dodd, 20 July 2022. GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved.