When your portfolio of applications starts to approach 20 years they start to look old and tired. Questions get asked. A change is often called for. There is a need to modernize. But the cost is inevitably high because of the number of applications involved. When an application-by-application solution cannot be found it is time to look for an alternative approach. Asymmetric modernization provides a way to modernize entire portfolios of IBM Notes (Lotus Notes) applications for a much lower cost and with significantly less risk.