The current socioeconomic difficulties have made cost optimization become one of the main drivers of digital transformation. Reducing technological debt and getting rid of obsolete technology allow improvements to be delivered, avoiding generating additional maintenance costs.
If until just a few months ago the engines of digital transformation have been the search for a better experience for the consumer, the acceleration of marketing times and the creation of new business models, the economic recession has led many companies to change your approach to cost optimization.
Options that immediately arise in most organizations include outsourcing, contract renegotiation and, of course, downsizing. Any of them can be viable and strategic, but you have to make sure you have a global vision and strategically assess their impact on long-term objectives.
Another form of optimization are systems modernization projects, which, in addition to reducing costs, facilitate the reallocation of budgets to innovation projects. On the one hand, there is the reduction of technological debt, which is a constant challenge, making it difficult to try to move and deliver improvements within a constantly evolving market. On the other hand, replacing legacy systems so as not to accumulate obsolete technology can avoid generating additional maintenance costs that do not provide any benefit of any kind.
As Micro Focus points out, application modernization helps organizations leverage the proven IT investments they trust, innovating faster and with less risk by transforming their core business applications, processes, and infrastructure—from mainframe to enterprise. the cloud, with the consequent savings that this entails.