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Application Modernization Taxonomy Clarifies Choices And Paves A Path For Progress

October 17, 2008

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Modernizing aging application portfolios presents application development and program management professionals with a bevy of confusing choices — the IT industry uses terms with overlapping and conflicting meanings that have ultimately lost all clarity. How do application renewal, modernization, transformation, migration, and rehosting differ? Forrester's application modernization taxonomy introduces a framework to simplify modernization choices based on a finite list of actions and lists the tools and services that are useful for each action.

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Table of Contents

  • The Previous Decade Set The Stage For Today's Modernization Issues
  • Simple Options To Modernize Complex Ecosystems
  • The Four Fates, The Strategies, And When To Use Them
  • The Taxonomy Of Available Tools And Services And When To Use Them
  • Is SOA Conspicuously Absent?

  • Use The Fates And Taxonomy To Clarify Choices And Pave A Path To Progress
  • Related Research Documents