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Jumpstart a modern legacy in federal IT

Modernization can breathe new life into legacy apps, resulting in future-ready applications that deliver with greater efficiency and security.

Overview

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Something’s gotta give
The reasons?
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Key Findings

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Digital Recognition

Two out of three (66%)
Federal IT managers say application modernization efforts will increase in the next 18 months:

Are considering replatforming existing applications
Will evolve existing applications
Increasing efficiency

Three out of four (77%)
Federal IT managers say application modernization will improve the end-user experience at their agency.

Modernization benefits:

Increasing efficiency
Increasing security
Improving mission and/or business effectiveness

Recommendations

Three steps to jumpstart modernization of federal applications:

Conduct an application inventory of your existing portfolio to form a vision for change.

Assess the applications most in need of modernization—prioritizing security needs and mission-critical applications.

Embrace the legacy. Old doesn’t mean outdated. Validate the technical feasibility, then execute incrementally to achieve future-ready applications that deliver with greater efficiency and security.

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Research

Accenture Federal Services, working with MeriTalk, conducted an online survey of 150 Federal IT managers familiar with their agency’s applications portfolio in September 2015 to find out how application modernization can breathe new life into legacy apps and deliver much-needed efficiency and security.

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"Just like roads and bridges or any other kind of infrastructure, [app modernization] is an important part of how any agency delivers on its mission, but sadly [it] has been neglected over the years."

TONY SCOTT

Federal CIO


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