Out With The Old? Application Decommissioning and Digital Transformation

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Mike Verrell, OpenText | Alan Hutcheson, OpenText | Andrew Pearce, Virtual CTO & Technical Consultant

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If you are going through any kind of digital transformation or have a cloud first strategy, you will have to find an effective way to deal with your legacy applications and their data. There’s no way around this. But knowing how to do it quickly, efficiently and in a way that protects historic data, is key. As a general rule, most businesses do not include application decommissioning as part of the application lifecycle. Instead they retain applications fully operational mode until they no longer require access to their data. This could be for anything from 7 – 30 years, depending on the industry and the application. Formal processes to retire or decommission legacy applications should be a fundamental element of your IT processes. Knowing how to retire an application that still holds vital data, but has reached the end of its useful life is a must-have. However, the decommissioning process can be complex, especially when dealing with compliance, privacy, and security issues. This complexity is only multiplied when dealing with multiple applications. Join us in this session as we discuss: - What is driving businesses to evaluate their legacy systems - Why addressing legacy systems simplifies transformation - How to decommission applications while also holding onto key historical data - Decommissioning your legacy systems to meet compliance and regulation requirements - Why addressing legacy applications should be part of an enterprise archiving strategy Panellists: Mike Verrell, Director Solutions Consulting, OpenText Alan Hutcheson, Senior Sales Enablement Manager, OpenText Andrew Pearce, Virtual CTO & Technical Consultant
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About OpenText: Headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, OpenText is a world leader in Information Management and Canada’s largest information management company, helping companies securely capture, govern and exchange information on a global scale. OpenText solves digital business challenges for customers, ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest and most complex organizations in the world. Empowering customers with the most complete and integrated Information Management platform, OpenText solutions integrate and protect data and content inside and outside their organization. Read more here: https://www.opentext.com/products-and-solutions/information-management We are the SAP Solution Extension partner of choice for Enterprise Information Management. Our strategic partnership with SAP is characterized by tangible customer value, thought leadership and consistent innovation as evidenced by over 5000 joint customers leveraging OpenText's solutions with SAP S/4HANA, SAP SuccessFactors and more solutions to gain measurable business benefits such as reduced costs, increased compliance, and process efficiency. Read more here: https://www.opentext.com/products-and-solutions/products/opentext-suite-for-sap