Ditching monoliths in favor of the cloud is cheaper, more flexible, and faster, allowing you to spend less on operations and more on innovations.
Legacy systems devour budgets while hampering change. Long before the pandemic, companies were seeking ways to increase IT agility and response without increasing costs, but COVID made these outcomes imperative and immediate.
Modern IT concerns
Today’s organizations face these ongoing issues:
Approaching application modernization with end users in mind addresses these concerns from the beginning. Different people within an organization have needs that are often at odds with each other. There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution anymore if there ever was.
When you apply Design Thinking to the entire concept of IT, you can reimagine it as a series of flexible services, built so that specific aspects can be adjusted with minimal workflow disruption.
A modernization effort simply cannot interrupt critical business operations, and it doesn’t happen overnight. Incremental cloud deployment that is tailored to meet your most pressing needs first allows business operations to carry on as seamlessly as possible—allowing quick wins even before the transformation is complete.
Codependent no more
A legacy system’s application capabilities tend to be enmeshed within its operations, usually in an expensive, resource-guzzling on-prem server. The full system is required to perform even the smallest business service. The process of extracting monolith capabilities and business services and enabling them to run on their own—decoupling—gives you the ability to solve critical problems without bringing your operations to a grinding, cacophonous halt.
Decoupling lets different parts of the organization operate at their own appropriate speeds. This separation also provides clear visibility into how these services are used across the entire ecosystem—part of the larger process of going cloud-native.
Application modernization in action
Resultant collaborated with Colorado’s Office of the Child’s Representative (OCR) to modernize their CARES system, a billing and case management program used by hundreds of attorneys serving children across the state in a legal capacity. By deeply listening to the concerns and objectives of this modernization, we were able to zero in on important capabilities the new system needed to handle.
The updated cloud-based CARES II provides attorneys a dashboard to view and track their workload. Additionally, it:
CARES II is intuitive, easy to use, and offers tremendous improvements over the legacy system it replaced.
The freedom of cloud power
Modernized, cloud-based applications and processes reduce technology costs in both infrastructure and maintenance. They become a consumable operating expense scaled in real time for actual usage—you don’t pay for what you don’t use. Security improvements and new features happen automatically from the cloud provider side. Your organization is freed from IT operational burdens to pursue innovation, and that’s a better use of everyone’s most valuable resources: people and time.