This podcast forms the second in the series of three to examine Application Transformation: Getting to the Bottom Line. A panel of experts discusses the rationale and likely returns of assessing the true role and character of legacy applications, and then assess the true paybacks from modernization. To gain the most return on modernization projects, many enterprises are separating "core from context" when it comes to legacy enterprise applications and their modernization processes. As enterprises seek to cut their total IT costs, they need to identify what legacy assets are working for them and carrying their own weight, and which ones are merely hitching a high-cost -- but largely unnecessary -- ride. A widening cost-in-productivity division exists between older, hand-coded software assets and replacement technologies on newer, more efficient standards-based systems. Somewhere in the mix, there are core legacy assets distinct from so-called contextal assets. There are peripheral legacy processes and tools that are costly vestiges of bygone architectures. There is legacy wheat and legacy chaff. With us to delve deeper into separating the two among legacy enterprise applications is Steve Woods, distinguished software engineer at HP, and Paul Evans, worldwide marketing lead on Applications Transformation at HP. The discussion is moderated by BriefingsDirect's Dana Gardner, principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions. Read a full transcript or download a copy. Sponsor: Hewlett-Packard. Register here to attend the Asia Pacific event on Nov. 3. Register here to attend the EMEA event on Nov. 4. Register here to attend the Americas event on Nov. 5.
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