Software Development University: App Modernization and transformation

Software Development University: App Modernization and transformation


Software architects, CTOs and business leaders today see their legacy systems failing to meet the connectivity and integration demands of mobile, cloud and other Web applications -- just look at the numbers:

About a third of businesses run major applications more than 10 years old, and a fifth have at least one major application that's largely gone unchanged for 15 years or more, according to a 2013 CIMI Corp. survey. Half of the applications reported in the survey were based on obsolete monolithic architectures or used Web services only as a front end to a large application. It's clear that application modernization is necessary in order to meet the demands of today's connected, complex IT landscape.

In this virtual classroom from, get a crash course in application modernization and transformation. Topics covered in this "university" will include:

  • Connecting application modernization to business transformation. With both enterprise applications and supporting architectures falling short, they’re turning to holistic business transformation and services-based approaches to accomplish modernization
  • Business transformation decisions, from first steps to modular deployment
  • How to focus application modernization efforts on services and how to align application services with functional process designs. 



William M. Ulrich president of TSG, INC.

William M. Ulrich, president of TSG, INC., a management-consulting firm that specializes in business and IT planning and transformation strategies.

19 Mar 2014
19 Mar 2014
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