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A 2nd watch survey reveals that 79% of global organizations believe legacy applications impede their growth and digital transformation.

As the world slowly lets go of its legacy infrastructure and migrates to the cloud, many businesses are feeling the pull of old systems and processes. According to 79% of organizations, digital transformation is stalled due to legacy systems.

2nd watch conducted a survey discussing the impact of legacy systems on these establishments. Most of these reported a negative impact of legacy applications while migrating 25 to 50% of their workloads to the cloud.

The role of application modernization

The survey by 2nd Watch also discussed the importance of modernization and most of the respondents strongly agree that the need for modernization of applications is the only way towards growth. However, if legacy infrastructure harms, why haven’t all organizations moved to the cloud? The 2nd watch survey asked businesses.

The response showed that one-third of the respondents stated that migrating to the cloud can be challenging due to expertise. Other organizations have noted that the lack of budget investment and outdated processes and tools are the main bottleneck when migrating to the cloud.

Corporations worldwide have modernization goals for 2022, but achieving them can be a struggle. This is because the barriers in modernization can be challenging to overcome. However, experts believe that IT infrastructure in the future will be innovative and cost-effective, allowing more organizations to simplify their path towards cloud migration.

No future without cloud

Although cloud migration is complex, it is becoming necessary for any establishment hoping to grow its business by adapting to evolving technology. With data growing exponentially over the years, it is becoming virtually impossible to fulfill all workflows through the help of on-premises legacy systems and applications. As a result, organizations are slowly but surely making their way towards 100% modernization.