A Practical Guide for Retiring Legacy Applications

As businesses grow, IT departments are continuously challenged to look for new applications that address unmet business needs, drive efficiencies and reduce costs. As an organization adapts to change and leverages the latest technology to deliver more value to customers, the corresponding change is reflected in the application portfolio. It is not uncommon for companies that have been in business for a decade to have hundreds of legacy applications that deliver marginal value to the business but yet represent a significant operational and maintenance cost.