Essential Guide

Essential guide to application modernisation

We look at the latest trends and technologies in application modernisation


Legacy applications can often be a major hindrance for organisations undergoing a digital transformation. Software developed on out-of-date platforms using older programming tools can be inflexible and difficult to change. But tools and technologies are emerging that help IT leaders to modernise existing applications and maintain their investment in systems that can still be critical to the business. In this guide, we look at the latest trends in application modernisation and analyse trends such as DevOps, microservices, platform as a service (PaaS) and more, to  understand the essential role they play in today's software development best practice.

Application Modernisation: The Essential Guide (PDF)

1Strategy decisions-

Application modernisation strategy

Why IT leaders are making modernising their business applications a strategic priority


Legacy systems holding back 90% of businesses

Most businesses are being held back from making digital advances by their reliance on legacy applications Continue Reading

2DevOps, PaaS, cloud & more-

Technologies for modernising applications

A range of new tools and technologies are available to help IT chiefs modernise their business applications


OpenShift set to revolutionize PaaS platforms

OpenShift not only revolutionizes PaaS platforms, it embraces DevOps by creating tools and advancing technologies that simplify operations professionals' lives. Continue Reading


How do you modernize legacy apps for mobile devices?

Here are several options for incorporating mobile apps as part of a legacy system modernization effort. Approaches include vendor apps and writing APIs. Continue Reading

3Modern app development-

Building modern apps

Tools such as microservices are an increasingly popular way to develop new applications and modernise existing software, but what are the considerations for getting it right?


Microservices: How to prepare next-generation cloud applications

A microservice architecture promotes developing and deploying applications composed of autonomous, self-contained units Continue Reading


Divide and conquer in software architecture

Applications built out of independently deployable modules are the future of flexible solution development Continue Reading


Inside DevOps: How it really works

DevOps done well can lead to a continuous loop where teams plan, code, build, test, release, deploy, operate and monitor Continue Reading

4Case studies-

Application modernisation in action

We look at how leading organisations are tackling the challenge of modernising their application estate


Case study: What the enterprise can learn from Etsy's DevOps strategy

Jon Cowie, operations engineer at online marketplace Etsy, advises enterprises on how to develop a DevOps-friendly business culture Continue Reading


HMRC shares details of IT transformation plans

HM Revenue & Customs has published its IT strategy outlining how it plans to transform its IT estate by taking a platform approach, moving to virtual infrastructure and cloud-based services Continue Reading