The government is changing at many levels in order to be cost effective and to keep pace with the demands of a digital society. They are keen to provide better services to their citizens. The mobile-cloud era has put pressure on agencies to modernize to deliver faster while controlling for operational efficiency. For this, they are developing smart and connected cities with the help of smart sensors, digital government platforms, automation, improved mobility, data collection, and analytics. They have to depend on real-time data for making decisions and providing better services to their citizens. The applications that governments across the nations have are outdated, siloed, and inaccessible. Hence, they are adopting new technologies and upgrading their legacy applications by migrating them to new environments and open-source middleware. The migration of the applications to cloud saves infrastructure costs, provides flexible environment to the employees, and extends the geographic presence. Governments around the world are adopting various strategies to ramp up their digital transformation vision. For instance, in July 2016, the Government of Canada released the Cloud Adoption Strategy to modernize the Government of Canada’s use of IT.
Application Modernization Services in Government and Public Sector
IBM has a portfolio of modernization services that showcases application portfolio assessment, application migration, UI modernization, application integration, application re-hosting, and post-modernization services. IBM Cloud Application Platform gives users the tools needed for refactoring existing environments to platforms that use latest technology to run across several environments and clouds. Users have the flexibility to apply existing applications through the use of microservices, containers, integrated DevOps, and Kubernetes.
Microsoft Azure, one of the best cloud environments for applications, covers frontend, backend, intelligence, data, and DevOps using its full-stack cloud. Azure enables swifter application modernization by making use of a customer’s preferred technology stack. It allows for seamless creation of applications in the cloud.
The Oracle Solution Modernization Service provided by Oracle Consulting helps clients maximize ROI from technologies and applications. By optimizing existing application usage and identifying business value, Oracle’s Solution Modernization Service expands business capabilities and reduces complexities of technology. The service helps customers identify risks and allows the use of proven strategies to recognize and manage these risks before the organization's progress can be affected.
Cognizant upgrades its IT infrastructure and applications to meet the increasing demand and ensuring security. The company uses modern technologies, to mitigate risks related to transformation. Additionally, the company deploys simple solutions to transform and streamline applications and infrastructure at speed and scale.
Tech Mahindra offers legacy modernization services address the needs of customers. These services help reduce high maintenance costs of the present IT environment instead enables seamless interoperability among disparate systems.
The exhaustive range of application modernization services provided by Dell shifts the costs associated with IT away from maintenance and towards innovation and focuses on business agility rather than cost reduction. Dell relies on an integrated approach to offer its customers flexibility, new revenue sources, and the creation of an adaptive enterprise. It offers users accelerated success in application modernization services by introducing the application development team to experts who help them in the assessment, planning, refactoring, configuration, testing, deployment, and transitioning of the existing application portfolio to operate on a cloud platform/container.
Micro Focus has app modernization capabilities that are both low-cost and low-risk. It analyzes approaches across depths, from keeping application logic largely unmodified to allowing incremental and productive evolution. Micro Focus helps users modernize their process for application delivery through new tools and methods for Agile and DevOps. It also gives users easy and modern access to mainframe applications and data.
Capgemini makes individual applications more flexible by improving interoperability between current legacy systems, business functions that have recently been migrated to newer platforms, and external systems. With Capgemini, legacy assets preserve their business value, intellectual capital is conserved, and the cost and complexity of the business’ applications portfolio are reduced.
Infosys helps organizations that cannot scale-up due to the transformation of their legacy systems to next-generation architecture. Infosys develops APIs as microservices using Infosys Cornerstone platform (PaaS) that helps simplify the creation of microservices as well as reduce its cost. Infosys legacy solution offers a framework to achieve economies of scale, speed-to-value, enable agility, and reduce run cost.
Wipro Application Modernization Solutions automates data migration and business rules. Wipro Digital Modernization Platform Application Migration Toolkit automates the application migration in a secure and cost-effective way and helps organizations optimize their software maintenance cost.
YASH Technologies helps clients create a robust, lean, and future-oriented portfolio of IT assets that improves the agility of current applications, reduces the costs of IT operations, and leads to significant business outcomes. YASH decreases customer dependency on legacy applications and makes their digital infrastructure compatible with latest technologies like the cloud, subsequently allowing for a simplified service model.
CGI offers a specialized Legacy Application Documentation (LAD) service that is designed to undertake definition and documentation of legacy application workflows and provide recommendations regarding maintenance, migration, and rationalization.
UST Global considers legacy modernization as a catalyst to unlock new opportunities and provide clients with maximum business value. The company helps reduce the total cost of ownership. The company undertakes an ROI-based portfolio approach in applying modernization tools and frameworks.
Sensiple Application Modernization solutions help clients undertake the modernization of legacy systems in order to reduce disruption, improve flexibility, mitigate risk, and decrease costs. Sensiple’s services address issues like high maintenance costs, numerous technology platforms, unsupported systems, lack of integration, shrinking employee expertise, and web capabilities in the legacy system.
The application development life cycle used by Idexcel is cloud-centric, allowing the company to analyze the cloud compatibility of applications and identify the potential for modernization. The company uses the Agile framework in a phased approach towards application modernization. It allows clients to leverage the cloud with an aim to accelerate business growth.
Astadia modernizes infrastructure and applications by migrating them to the cloud, allowing clients to benefit from improved app performance and agility. With Astadia, clients can unblock constrained mainframes, unlock mainframe dependency, and deploy better architecture.