Overcoming the Seven Barriers to IT Modernization: Defining a Strategic Roadmap Using Application Portfolio Management and Knowledge-Based Modernization
Conclusion Cost, risk, inertia, time, information, balance, and quality of service. While these barriers to application modernization are significant, the consequences of inaction are even more so. A skills challenge is looming as baby boomers with mainframe and COBOL skills near retirement. Moreover, today's patchwork of finely tuned, yet highly brittle, legacy applications prevents organizations from quickly capitalizing on new opportunities and winning in a global marketplace. Many organizations have been feeling the negative impact of inaction for years - but have lacked the ability to make a compelling argument for change.