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Legacy Application Decommissioning

Make legacy application decommissioning part of your digital transformation strategy

Enhancing and modernizing business systems is now a high priority for many organizations and budgets are being carefully scrutinized.

As part of any transformation strategy it is important to recognize which applications have served their useful purpose and can be retired, freeing up resources for innovation.

In many cases obsolete systems are kept running just to access historical data, which is often critical for customer service, compliance and operational continuity. By following a controlled legacy application decommissioning process you can maintain easy access to this valuable data while eliminating the costs, risks, and effort of supporting aging software and hardware.

Digital transformation has made it imperative for application leaders to find effective ways to modernize legacy systems which are seen as holding back the business initiatives and processes that rely on them. When a tipping point is reached, application leaders must look to application modernization to help remove the obstacles. (source: Gartner)

Often the hardest part of a decommissioning project is just getting started. We have a simple process that can help you to:

  • Identify legacy applications that could potentially be retired
  • Consider the data and determine what your business needs to retain and use
  • Create a single, accessible repository for your data, with full security, privacy and information lifecycle management controls applied

Our legacy application decommissioning solutions are based on the Columbus DW enterprise content management (ECM) system, part of the Columbus enterprise information management (EIM) suite.

We have more than fifteen years’ experience in successfully delivering legacy application decommissioning projects of all sizes, and with specialist experience of working with organizations operating in heavily regulated industries. Our cost-effective and secure solutions can be utilized to retain data from any business application that needs to be retired – helping companies to tackle the data management challenges of legacy applications and move forward with their digital transformation strategy.

Watch this series of short, on-demand webinars to help you get started on your decommissioning journey

COMPLIANCE & BUSINESS RISK

Identify the apps that could be putting your business at risk

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DATA SECURITY

Deal with the apps that could be a security threat

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INCREASING EFFICIENCY

Identify the apps draining your IT budget & resources

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Download these resources to find out more about decommissioning legacy applications

WHITE PAPER

A guide to successful application retirement

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BROCHURE

Application decommissioning - an enabler for digital transformation

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RESEARCH

IT decision makers share their views on legacy apps

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Read about some of our customers who have decommissioned their legacy applications

CASE STUDY

Distribution:
Support for GDPR compliance and faster invoice payments

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CASE STUDY

Financial Services:
Driving down costs and improving customer service

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CASE STUDY

Utilities:
Rapid migration of large volumes of data to new systems

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