Obsolete applications have a significant impact on IT costs in any organization.
Most IT departments have at least one business application on ”Life Support” – an application being kept alive just in case someone in the organization needs to access the information it holds.

”Life support” of obsolete business applications drains the IT budget for software and hardware maintenance plus staff and operational costs. However, the data that obsolete applications contain and the information they provide is critical. Critical for delivering customer service, regulatory compliance, legal discovery and audit.

The Macro 4 solution provides a proven process for decommissioning applications from any platform in a consistent manner and benefits from our years of experience and awareness of the common pitfalls of these projects.

Benefits of application decommissioning:
– Reduce software licensing, maintenance, hardware and data centre costs
– Mitigate operational risk, particularly relating to future staff and user skills shortages to access data
– Maintain compliance with regulations for the application data
– IT staff can focus on present and future, rather than ”life-support” of the past

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