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Federal IT modernization
Transforming legacy systems
The time is now. Modernization is the first step in adopting disruptive digital, cyber, and cloud technologies that are driving change across business sectors and government. IT modernization gives agencies the foundation they need to meet dynamic end-user requirements and stand up a modern enterprise. Modernize your legacy systems and transform your experiences.
- Accelerating IT modernization
- Why shift IT modernization
- Technology Trends 2018
- How to ease into your IT modernization effort
- Idaho moves away from mainframes
Watch the video: How to accelerate IT modernization
The focus on IT modernization should be reversing the dangerous trend of spreading up to 80 percent or more of agency IT funds to maintain aging and insecure legacy systems. By focusing on near-term wins, agencies can help allay fears that modernization efforts will result in large investments from a central fund that don't get paid back for years. Read more about how to accelerate your modernization efforts.
Why shift to IT modernization
For most agencies, core systems have delivered reliable and consistent results for decades. In many cases, however, they have become difficult and costly to maintain. Federal budgets have not kept pace with increasing maintenance costs, limiting investments in new capabilities. What’s more, security vulnerabilities continue to increase risk of exposure. Additionally, as mainframe developers decrease in number, the critical knowledge required to maintain these systems disappears.
Modernization can seem overwhelming, bringing with it significant costs, level of effort, and risk of failure. For some organizations, just the switch from a “green screen” to a modern web user interface (UI) can seem daunting and make cloud, analytics, digital, and other modern capabilities seem unachievable. Federal IT leaders may think they have only two options: 1) maintain the status quo, or 2) conduct an expensive and risky “rip and replace”. Fortunately, there is another way.
Technology Trends 2018: The symphonic enterprise
Technical innovation across the globe continues to increase and redefine IT, business, and everyday life. In the symphonic enterprise, forward-thinking organizations are looking beyond on-off IT implementations in single domains—they're evaluating the ways disruptive technology can work in harmony to create something new and greater. This report provides a government-specific perspective on Deloitte's 2018 Technology Trends report.
Here’s how to ease into your IT modernization effort
Young programmers do not want to learn old languages. Deloitte Consulting LLP Principal Kyle Cruley sat down with Tom Temin from Federal News Radio to talk about solutions for modernizing legacy systems and how agencies can overcome the barriers to transformation.
Listen to Federal Drive now via Federal News Radio, iTunes, or PodcastOne.
Idaho moves away from mainframes
A few years ago, Idaho’s Division of Welfare faced challenges developing effective eligibility due to their legacy mainframe system. See how Deloitte is helping Idaho move away from the mainframe through automated application modernization in the Idaho Business Review.
In the news
Taking the Federal Leap: Inevitable, Imperative, and Doable
NextGov | Dec. 1, 2017
Automation is the secret to modernization, FCW | Oct. 31, 2017
FCW | Oct. 31, 2017
Kyle Cruley: Here are solutions to easing IT modernization efforts
Federal News Radio | Oct. 25, 2017
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