The assumption that large, established enterprises—from insurance companies to government agencies—can’t adopt Agile processes or DevOps is based on the falsehood that legacy technology stacks won’t allow for it; that existing traditional mainframe applications or legacy applications that large enterprises are built on are incapable of adapting to these approaches.
DevOps is about how we create software, not the software technologies we create with. Legacy applications are technologies essential to the longevity and success of many businesses today. The Legacy Imperative is to move and evolve these applications into modern methods of creating software—that of DevOps and Agile.
This report is based upon Accelerated Strategies Group research into the impact of COVID-19, its global and regional economic impact, the acceleration of digital transformation initiatives and the role of mainframes in business strategies.