As the pace of technological change has increased, many organisations have found their application estates have built up significant technical debt. Constrained budgets, shortage of experienced staff and a pressure to focus on functional delivery over and above technology can lead to applications whose architectures may be considered legacy at worst, or in need of attention at best.

As businesses seek to remain competitive and deliver new product and services to market rapidly they demand more from IT. Where an internal application(s) has traditional monolithic architectures or have lagged behind the pace of technological change, then legacy technology stacks can impede the growth of a business growth and its ability to respond to market disruption and the demand for product and service innovation.

Therefore, in order to remain competitive, it is important that organisations look to replace their legacy systems.

Architecture Modernisation

Remain Competitive by Replacing Legacy Systems

Reduce Your Technical Debt

As the pace of technological change has increased, many organisations have found their application estates have built up significant technical debt. Constrained budgets, shortage of experienced staff and a pressure to focus on functional delivery over and above technology can lead to applications whose architectures may be considered legacy at worst, or in need of attention at best.

As businesses seek to remain competitive and deliver new product and services to market rapidly they demand more from IT. Where an internal application(s) has traditional monolithic architectures or have lagged behind the pace of technological change, then legacy technology stacks can impede the growth of a business growth and its ability to respond to market disruption and the demand for product and service innovation.

Therefore, in order to remain competitive, it is important that organisations look to replace their legacy systems.

Our Proven Four Step Methodology

As businesses consider using Architecture Modernisation services to adapt to these challenges they should consider whether a big-bang or incremental approach to change is appropriate. Where digital transformation programs are also being considered by the business, then careful consideration should be made as to how one program influences the other. Arrk is an experienced technology-based consultancy and we are well placed to help customers on architectural modernisation journeys.

We use a collaborative Lean-Agile discovery process involving users of the system, business stakeholders, sponsors, product leads and members of the IT team. Our experienced team of Arrkitects run a series of collaborative workshops to understand your as-is processes, how these map to the legacy application landscape and its underlying technology stack, the persona’s that utilise those applications and the goals they wish to achieve. These are then evolved to a series of idealised to-be processes, whilst also identifying pain points, technical and business spikes as we progress.

Define Vision

Graded full or partial replacement. Architecture defined.

Establish Minimum Viable Product

Rapid and lean development practices.

Develop Iterations

Regular releases. Re-plan.

Decommissioning

Legacy system fully decommissioned.

Technology Conversion Project for CORVID PayGate

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Minimising Risk During Modernisation

The outcomes from the discovery process inform our architecture modernisation recommendations, help ensure that architectural and technical change is aligned to the needs of the business and isn’t simply technology change for technologies sake. “Big Bang” modernisation can carry with it a big risk, therefore Arrk’s approach is to work collaboratively with customers, using a defined best practice process to define vision and a minimum viable product (MVP). Subsequent iterations reduce reliance on the legacy system before a point is reached where the legacy system can be safely decommissioned.

We are technology and architectural pattern agnostic and deliver both cloud and on-premise architectures and work with DevOps practices, container technologies, micro-services and more.

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