Several trends in the data center industry are changing the way businesses spend money and invest in IT initiatives. After years of restricted spending as companies coped with the effects of the economic recession, IT budgets are starting to thaw, which is enabling businesses to put more resources into their IT strategies.
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Enterprise business managers are increasing the pressure on IT to build solutions that are more agile, cost efficient and responsive to the needs of the business. To remain competitive, IT professionals are turning to initiatives such as cloud computing, virtualization, big data and mobility. But to enable modern, agile and efficient IT infrastructures for these critical technologies, savvy IT pros realize they must modernize their legacy applications. Here’s why application modernization is becoming more and more important to the implementation of today’s IT strategies and how IT should approach and deliver a successful application modernization plan.
Enterprises seek competitive advantage in many forms. Businesses that rely on IT and network computing for differentiation often enhance competitive advantage by closely aligning IT and business objectives. With today’s emphasis on total cost of ownership (TCO) and return on investment (ROI), IT organizations must find ways to decrease costs while maintaining functionality, meeting service level agreements and minimizing risk. Mainframe re-hosting solutions from Dell provide a solution which safely extends the benefits of an open environment to custom legacy assets.
There’s an elephant in the room that nobody’s talking about. This is the legacy portfolio that supports business-critical operations, but threatens the organization’s ability to respond to change. The need for organizations to modernize their application portfolios has never been clearer.