Date Added: Jul 2008
As technology becomes obsolete and organizations deploy new applications, many enterprise applications wind up outliving their usefulness and become known as a "Legacy application". Every organization needs to be actively looking at their IT portfolios for applications, systems, and platforms that cost them more to maintain than the value they are delivering. technologies like the advent of the internet are game changing events for enterprises that can force a whole new way of information access and delivery but new technologies and applications are constantly forcing their way into organizations through mergers, acquisitions or organic technology acquisition, potentially diminishing or forcing out once core applications. Application Retirement is a strategy to remove legacy applications from use while retaining access to the useful data contained in the legacy application.