This IDC Perspective provides feedback from Fortune 2000 organizations on the key lessons learned through their application modernization initiatives. IDC conducted nearly two dozen in-depth telephone interviews with varying enterprises and government entities across the world. Through the interviews IDC sought to gain insight into how the organizations approached application modernization and what the key lessons learned were through their transformations. The interviews spanned 12 industries — energy and utilities, high tech, chemicals, healthcare, professional services, construction, food and beverage, aerospace, consumer products, financial services, telecommunications, and government — across nine countries including the United States, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, Netherlands, Spain, France, Finland, and the United Kingdom.
"Modernizing applications has grown to be a major enterprise initiative and many organizations are hard at work transforming their applications portfolios to build business agility and achieve digital transformation objectives. Early adopters of application modernization services have achieved business benefits from their modernized applications, and those successes have sparked other enterprises to make application modernization a higher priority within their digital transformation imperatives," says Pete Marston, research director, IDC's Intelligent Application Services.