Application Rationalization The scalable and flexible applications you need when you need them the most

One of the most important things to understand about the modern enterprise is that no two businesses are created equally. Each organization is a bit different from the next – even if they’re both in the same industry and are essentially trying to accomplish the same thing.

This of course means that there is truly no “one size fits all” approach to your software strategy. You can’t start with a suite of applications and hope they allow you to accomplish your goals. You need to begin with that ultimate objective and work backwards, identifying the tools you’ll need to connect those two points in the most efficient way that you can.

This, of course, is why application rationalization is so important. At its core, this is a term describing the process of strategically identifying applications across your business to determine which ones should be kept, replaced, retired or even consolidated. With the right partner by your side, application rationalization can be an incredible opportunity to achieve improvements in business operations in a way that also better prepares your infrastructure for future challenges, too.

At Cloud Computing Technologies, we ARE that partner – and we’ve been providing our own innovative blend of application rationalization services to customers like you for many years.

Refactoring: Rehost, Replatform, Refactor, Replace, Retire, or Retain

In no uncertain terms, application rationalization is a critical part of IT portfolio management. It’s also a cyclical one. It’s not something that you “do once and forget about” and is instead something that you return to again and again as your business or even your industry changes with the times.

Refactoring is a pivotal part of this process, for example, and it’s a term used to describe the process of changing a piece of software in a way that does NOT alter its external behavior but DOES improve its internal structure. This allows you to unlock a number of major benefits, like:

  • Dramatically improving code readability.
  • Simplifying code structure.
  • Improving maintainability, performance and even extensibility.

Cloud Migration

CCT are also able to proudly stand by your side during all parts of the cloud migration process. Moving your applications into the cloud creates an environment where those apps – and your data – can be accessed from anywhere, on any device, at any time. Not only does this make it far easier for people to work while on-the-go, but it also empowers communication and enables a superior level of collaboration, too.

As part of our cloud migration services, we’ll work with you to:

  • Assess the current state of your applications.
  • Plan for your migration.
  • Help you achieve total stakeholder buy-in.
  • Handle vendor management.
  • Train your employees on the new environment.
  • Refractor and replatform your existing applications should that be deemed necessary.
  • And more.

Microservices

To put it simply, a microservices architecture is one that breaks up a larger application into a series of smaller, more specialized parts – all of which remain connected to one another through a series of APIs and REST interfaces.

The benefit of this is that formerly monolithic applications suddenly become highly maintainable and more testable than ever. Because these solutions are loosely coupled, they’re also independently deployable, too. But the most important benefit of all is that your applications are finally organized around your business capabilities, thus acting as the engine that drives the entirety of your operations forward.

If you’d like to find out more information about our application rationalization services, or if you just have any additional questions that you’d like to discuss with someone in a bit more detail, please don’t delay – contact Cloud Computing Technologies today.

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