Today’s technological environment is changing rapidly. Government agencies must instantly respond to citizen needs, regulatory standards and agency goals in an IT environment that has changed and evolved over decades. One of the key issues is that legacy IT systems are holding agencies back from being able to most effectively meet these needs. Bloated and outdated IT portfolios hinder efficiency and cost public organizations millions to maintain. And archaic systems lack the built-in safeguards that can hinder a cyberattack, a perfect infiltration point for hackers and cyber thieves. Application transformation has become imperative, as the maintenance of “mature” applications has increased and thus, consumed a disproportionate share of resources.
It is especially difficult for public agencies to innovate and meet their unique missions as successfully and efficiently as possible. But application modernization is not an impossible feat. GovLoop sat down with HPE to discuss how government can ease the process of application modernization and harness the most benefit from their IT portfolios.
In this report, we will:
• Discuss why public agencies should modernize their application
• Identify common challenges to modernization
• Offer tips for transforming your agency’s applications
• Share a case study from the U.S. Army that examines how government agencies have benefited from application modernization.