By 2023, 90% of current applications will still be in use, but most will have received insufficient modernization investment.¹


Are your applications ready for AI, automation and blockchain? Are they scalable, ready for any platform, optimized for cloud, and able to deliver high-quality user experiences?

Modernizing your apps is the key to your digital transformation success. IBM’s expert advice, proven methods, and experience with agile, advanced DevOps, microservices and APIs can help optimize your application portfolio faster. Join the 71% of digital transformation leaders who've made it a priority.²

Read what Forrester uncovered about why now is the time to modernize your apps.


Organizations prioritizing application modernization can see significant benefits²

9.5X more likely to see improvement in product quality

9.5X more likely to see improvement in product quality

5X more likely to see improvement in cost reduction

5X more likely to see improvement in cost reduction

1.7X more likely to see improvement in user and employee satisfaction

1.7X more likely to see improvement in user and employee satisfaction


Rationalize the applications you have

Modernizing your applications starts with rationalizing what you have — which apps can be upgraded, sunset or moved to the cloud? IBM strategy and application rationalization experts use best practices from thousands of client engagements to help you prioritize what to do first and document the business impact and ROI.

Migrate applications to the right cloud platform

After assessing your portfolio, it's time to migrate your cloud-ready apps. The Cloud Migration Factory developed by IBM and built on our Cloud Innovate method streamlines the process and helps accelerate migration while reducing complications. IBM can also help you with SAP, Oracle, Salesforce and other enterprise application providers.

Get more out of non-cloud-ready applications

Even those apps that can't be migrated to the cloud can still be accessed and used in the cloud. Using component refactoring and API integration products in a modern DevOps environment, IBM experts help you free your data that’s trapped in your current apps and use that data to get more out of the investments you've made.

Develop new modern applications for the cloud

After you’ve made your move, you’re not standing still — new application requirements are a daily occurrence. We can help you write new applications and extensions for cloud using DevOps and do it based on a microservices architecture for greater consumability and extensibility — so your new apps can give you more value.  

Use AI and automation for application dev and management

IBM experts apply AI and automation to help your apps, on or off the cloud, operate more reliably. Application problems can be fixed automatically, helping improve user experiences. AI and automation incorporated into IGNITE Quality and Test application services can predict and prevent many app defects and dramatically improve quality.

Case studies

Schneider turns to IBM to use AI and automation to manage their Oracle applications in the cloud

IBM Services helps Schneider keep its core Oracle applications running smoothly while slashing support costs by over USD 1 million per year and reducing ticket volumes by 70%.

Schneider turns to IBM to use AI and Automation to manage their Oracle applications in the cloud

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Analyst report

The Total Economic Impact Of IBM Automation For Application Management

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Meet the experts

Rajesh Nambiar

General Manager, GBS Application Services

Jamshid Vayghan

Global CTO and VP, ADM Innovation, IBM Distinguished Engineer

Sangita Singh

General Manager, Cloud Consulting Services

Shankar Kalyana

IBM Fellow, CTO Cloud Consulting Services

Cameron Art

Managing Partner, Enterprise Cloud Applications

Keith Costello

Global VP and General Manager, SAP GBS Leader

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IBM experts are here to help you at no cost to talk about how to accelerate and simplify your digital transformation.

1 Gartner. "Application Modernization Should Be Business-Centric, Continuous and Multiplatform." January 2018. 

2 Source: Beneath The Surface Of Digital Transformation, a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of IBM, January 2018