Change is the Universal Truth. One who does not evolve with this changing world may not survive. Same is the case in the Technology world almost every day we have new releases coming up our way. Modernization does not mean that technology will overtake manpower rather modernization helps organizations bring more productivity, monitor results and analyze at deeper roots. Let’s understand what we mean by Modernization.
Consider how much Telephone has evolved until now. We now have mobile devices which allow us to call from anywhere no wires, and sim cards have a pay as you use model has made our life so easy that we cannot even imagine a day without them also they are available at cheaper rates. Think if we would not have accepted mobiles what huge loss we would be taking for ourselves. Same way organizations using digital products or organizations providing digital services must allow themselves to stay updated. With new technologies, new architectures, new designs that can not only help their productivity but also help their business grow exponentially if modernization is applied rightly. It means that organizations walk away from ageing software and reinvent their products/services using new technologies. Following are some strategies to enable modernization in your organization to deliver innovation at scale.
It includes conducting an assessment of existing applications to understand the business capabilities of the application and to understand all the dependencies and challenges that may come while shifting technology. Understand database schema and any new capabilities are to be added into existing functionalities. In short Application, Assessment is to understand all the use case and what we want to achieve
Strategy 2. Redesign to Align with Goals
We need to Rearchitect or Redesign workflows. In this stage, we create workflows/ designs for everything from UI designing to architecture used in the backend of application to developing a plan for schemas of the database. In this phase, we design all the process workflow to decide what technology, language, architecture, database, cloud service would best suit the use case. When Re-designing is complete, we are ready with the plan of execution.
Strategy 3. Reconstruct your Aged Products
This phase is when real modernization of your aged products starts. Developers start converting the plan made while architecting to an areal working product. It includes everything from building a product from scratch to testing of the product. At the end of this phase, we have our working model ready.
Strategy 4. Rehost your Applications and Database
The Future is Cloud. In this phase, the application and database are deployed on the cloud using the right set of services that can leverage the performance of your application and would scale and handle the load when needed. Your apps are then made scalable and robust that can handle loads when needed at the same time taking care of your cost.
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Strategy 5. Monitoring is the key to success
By this time, your application is ready to be used by consumers. You can regularly monitor your application performance and do the changes as your business grows. After this stage, you witness the real effect of modernization on your application.
Strategy 5. Train your Team for a lasting effect
Training of the Team to use the latest products, technologies is equally important as is modernizing your application. Modernization does not only mean making your applications work on modern technologies; rather, it is also modernization of how your Team works, how modernized is your workflow in an organization. Do you have enough tools to measure the performance of your Team and those updated tools which can help you analyze what your strong point is and where the organization needs improvement? Is your Team giving scrum rightly or is your feedback mechanism strong? Only advancing technology is not the key to success rather educated and trained employees that use modernized products effectively is the key to success.
Modernization is necessary to excel in this competitive world. Organizations with a growth mindset and big picture in mind would understand the importance of staying updated and walking with technology. If applied rightly, modernization can help organizations deliver best, bring productivity and enable exponential growth.Happy Modernising!Read Next - Cloud Native DevOps and Microservices on Kubernetes