Rising maintenance costs. Growing security gaps and threats. A changing workforce. Opportunities to drive greater agility and responsiveness to changing needs. There’s little debate about why federal agencies need to modernize their IT infrastructures, including their legacy applications. But in the face of large, high-profile failures, there’s also plenty of apprehension around how best to approach application modernization (AppMod).
Building a business case and creating a roadmap are both important—and logical places to start. Yet neither addresses one of the biggest challenges to AppMod success: shining a light into the “black box” of legacy applications.