IT Modernization can significantly reduce costs through the implementation of more efficient, standardized IT systems that lower maintenance and human resource expenses. Modernized systems also guarantee shorter time-to-market, easier application integration, consolidation of subsystems, and the ability to expand functionality while fully preserving corporate business knowledge. Their ROI can be measured not only directly within the IT budget but also throughout the organization, due to increased productivity and more efficient decision making processes.IT Modernization is closely linked with the open source initiative in vogue with many organizations (especially public ones) all over the world. The open source initiative for IT modernization has the following capabilities for a large organization:
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- Ensure that the organization has possession and ownership of the source code and thus mitigate its risk
- Ensure that vendor risk is minimized by ensuring internal dissemination and knowledge transfer
- Ensure that the organization has control over scalability and functional enhancement of the application
- Allow the organization to choose between a vast array of potential vendors in terms of maintenance and enhancement of the application.
The Modernization Process
The complexity of enterprise-level IT modernization projects demands a structured, experienced approach. When facing the challenges of moving entire mission-critical environments—that support crucial business processes. The key to success is having a strategic combination of innovative tools, skilled manpower, and proven methodology that, when used together, are appropriate for the company's specific IT environment and business needs. To achieve the company's goals, it is best to approach Modernization in phases:
- Phase1: Understanding the process by which the company gains a comprehensive view of the Inter-operation, Inter-relationships, and Inter-dependencies of the IT environment, in order to gain the most effective analysis of all potential IT impacts of the proposed changes.
- Phase2: Implementation the process by which the modernization project is carried out, which can include any combination of the following:Migration,Remediation,Redevelopment
- Phase3: Maintenance the process by which an IT data repository is continuously updated, in order to facilitate more effective understanding, management, and maintenance of complex IT environments, providing IT stakeholders with the information they need in order to effectively manage system changes and enhancements and adapt to new technologies, business needs.