There has been a huge change in application stacks the last couple of years and this shift is still growing. Companies are modernizing their IT landscape embracing cloud, web technology and mobile devices. New technologies and applications running on different toolsets replace older applications but these aged and legacy applications are still operated to preserve data availability.
Companies merging are confronted with a disparate IT landscape and application overlap. This is a perfect momentum to choose on which central platforms and applications to keep. Migrating data from one application to another is quite costly and time-consuming. This is why organizations often choose to keep the legacy application read only, allowing users to access the data.
So the application platform maintenance burden has a context that is applicable to most organizations, a context that is evenly historical as up to date. The problem only surfaces because the growing volume of data requires companies to find solutions to classify and maintain their valuable data. As stated before, companies will largely benefit from adopting an ìApplication retirement strategyî to evolve along with the needs of your business. Controlling costs and keeping data accessible is a best of both worlds.