Improve Customer Experience and Reduce Cost

Modernising and transitioning legacy applications to new technology platform is essential to any Transformation journey. As digital transformation initiatives accelerate across industries, organisations face a need to bring their applications up to date. The limitations of some legacy applications may hold back transformation efforts and hamper improvements to efficiency, productivity and security. This slows the pace of innovation because organisations cannot  meet business demands. Furthermore, legacy systems come issues like loss of data, low performance, technical limitation and higher cost of maintenance affect your business objectives and technology initiatives. Organisations need to extract out functionality, decouple services and modernise those applications. By modernising, organisations can innovate more effectively, improve the customer experience and gain an edge on competitors.


The percentage increase organisations see in DevOps team productivity when they adopt hybrid cloud platforms to support application modernisation1.


The percentage of organisations that say external partners play key roles in their application modernisation journeys2.


The percentage of organisations that cite increased scalability among the top reasons for modernising their applications2.


The percentage of organisations that cite resistance to change as a barrier to getting started with application modernisation2.

Sources: 1Red Hat, “Plan Your Application Modernization Journey,”    August 2022; 2Red Hat, “How Enterprises Approach Legacy Application Modernization,” February 2023

Application Modernisation: Key Outcomes


For many organizations, application modernisation is the first step in a digital transformation journey, a cornerstone component of an overall transformation effort or both. The benefits of app modernisation, such as increased automation, can help to accelerate digital transformation initiatives, with artificial intelligence often serving as the engine.


While nearly all organizations are leveraging some sort of public cloud resources, many have stalled on their cloud journeys. An app modernisation effort can help organisations get away from environments in which teams are deploying apps to servers that must be managed and updated.


Outdated applications are expensive to maintain, not only taxing infrastructure resources but also sometimes requiring organizations to hire employees with specialized skills to maintain them. A “lift and shift” migration to the cloud typically will be very expensive over time, whereas modernizing applications for new platforms can reduce ongoing costs.


As part of their app modernisation efforts, many organisations adopt a DevSecOps approach, in which security is a foundational element of the development process. In these environments, security testing is automated, and an app cannot be pushed through to the next stage of development or production until problems are remediated.


App modernisation promotes efficient use of resources. Legacy applications and waterfall development processes often require teams to engage in extensive rework. By contrast, DevOps processes allow teams to rapidly release updates, and modernized apps that leverage containerization promote simplicity and automation. App modernisation also can improve the experiences of users and customers.


Within many organisations, legacy applications are holding back business initiatives and processes, yet leaders can feel stuck because their organizations depend on these apps. Through app modernisation, organisations can leverage and extend the features of their legacy applications by making them available as services via application programming interfaces.

Our Portfolio

Application Rationalisation

Using the 7R analysis, identify which applications should you upgrade, retire, replace or move to the cloud.

Application Migration

Migrate from current environment to a more robust, scalable, and agile one making your organisational structures cost effective and digital ready.

Application Architecture Advisory

Define vision for application and technology along with business capabilities and align value realisation goals to business objectives and results.


Cloud Automation enables automation of deployment across a multi-vendor hybrid cloud infrastructure, providing both flexibility and investment protection for current and future delivery of cloud services.

Reduce Cost

An Australian Fire Department operated mission critical fire incident applications that had resided on legacy Java systems for over a decade. The company decided to close its datacentre and migrate its systems to AWS, modernising its applications in the process. Following a comprehensive procedure, supplemented with new DevOps processes, the company was able to reduce its operational support costs,  eliminate substantial licence cost and reduce infrastructure costs by 65% as the cloud allows it to only pay for the resources it uses.

Strategically Modernise, Maximising Benefit

ANZ Telco company sought to modernise its portfolio for the cloud. With over 400 applications flagged for cloud migration, a strategic assessment determined that roughly 40% of the applications were ideal candidates for refactoring. An Amazon Web Services (AWS) landing zone was the first step, providing the firm with a platform for innovation. Next, patterns were created to strategically replatform and migrate the applications, using containers, automated pipelines and more. This allowed the firm to strategically modernise its assets, maximising its ability to benefit from advanced AWS functionality.


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