Application modernization continues to rise in priority among enterprises in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ). According to IDC's 2020 APEJ Enterprise Services Sourcing Survey, most enterprises in APEJ indicated no spending cuts or plan to increase spending on legacy application modernization initiatives. This IDC Presentation takes a closer look at the changing application modernization landscape in APEJ and provides pertinent guidance for enterprises embarking on an application modernization journey.
"Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, application modernization was a strategic imperative for enterprises as legacy applications posed critical roadblocks to enterprisewide digital transformation (DX) initiatives," says Rijo Thomas, senior market analyst, IT and business research, IDC Asia/Pacific. "Enterprises preparing for an application modernization journey need to look at the initiative beyond not only a technical upgrade but also an opportunity to bring core business transformation," he adds.