Digital modernization is when an organization upgrades their existing systems to adopt the latest technology, which in turn will better meet the demands of the market and streamline business operations. Effectively modernizing infrastructure and workflow can cut out middle steps, save money on labor and maintenance, increase efficiency, and facilitate greater analytics and output.
Digital transformation is a similar concept that takes a more comprehensive approach to changing a company’s fundamental structures and ideology. This transformation incorporates modern technology to identify the best ways to serve the customer. A transformation allows the company to pivot the business strategy from the top down, facilitating better long-term growth and adaptability.
Upgrading Legacy Systems
A full transformation or even a comprehensive system modernization might be too much for some companies to tackle. A more focused digital overhaul that can still present significant benefits is legacy modernization.
Legacy modernization targets and revamps the weakest areas of your system. This process takes existing legacy systems – often outdated and slow compared to newer options – and replaces them with the latest in modernized technology. The goal is to reduce complexity, inefficiencies, IT costs, and vulnerabilities. By updating software, infrastructure, processes, and technology, an organization can better meet the needs of their customers, mission, and their future.
Legacy modernization is a more targeted and critical approach to upgrading an organization’s systems, but it still requires process changes and an understanding of the latest technology. There are ways to methodically approach this modernization so the company’s operations don’t suffer, including one-by-one replacements or finding modern equivalents rather than changing an operation completely.
With the many options for incrementally updating legacy applications and processes, there’s no reason companies and organizations can’t bring their businesses into the 21st Century.
Especially for government or military operations, or quickly-changing markets, having the most efficient, responsive, and secure systems are key. Benefits to modernization include:
- Cuts costs
- Eliminates clunky legacy systems
- Reduces processing time
- Increases efficiency
- Addresses vulnerabilities
- Maximizes cybersecurity
- Ensures mobility and adaptability
- Offers better analytics and visualization
- Creates better platform integrations
- Increase productivity
- Maintains CMMC and other regulatory compliance
- Stays competitive and cutting-edge
To stay relevant, cut costs, maximize output, and safeguard an organization’s future, legacy modernization should always be a fundamental component of IT operations.
Army Futures Command Transition From ECMO to ECMA
Army Futures Command is a perfect case study of the critical nature of modernization in the armed forces. This group is leading the all-encompassing transformational modernization of the Army, catalyzing legacy upgrades, educational partnerships, and new technology proposals.
One recent change was converting their Enterprise Cloud Management Office to an Agency, giving them more responsibility and authority to “orchestrate and synchronize enterprise-wide cloud activities to meet Army priorities,” which represents “the Army’s commitment to centralized acceleration to the cloud and adopting new digital technologies to implement the Army’s Digital Modernization Strategy,” explains Dr. Raj Iyer, Army Chief Information Officer.
Other initiatives, like Project Convergence in the video below, facilitate ongoing modernization to the absolute most cutting-edge operational technology the world has to offer.
Booker DiMaio Case Study
The Booker DiMaio IT and data engineering firm has a long history of championing modernization. From infrastructure upgrades to the very best software engineers, Booker DiMaio, “King of Global Solutions,” has it all.
Our team offers a comprehensive CompleteCloud remote IT package, as well as upgraded and modernized cybersecurity tools to help businesses compete and government agencies to hit their objectives every time.
Modernization expert Booker DiMaio was also chosen to perform unit level intelligence application replatforming, modernization, and rehosting for the United States Air Force, Kessel Run Division. Our team works closely with government security engineering teams to modernize applications and processes, providing extensive user support and adhering to regulations and NIST standards.
Booker DiMaio also uses continuous integration (CI), Infrastructure as Code (IaC), and specialist DevSecOps teams to automate processes, achieve scalability and security, and maintain compliance through effective modernization.