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From Old World to New: All You Need to Know About Application Modernization


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Digital transformation provides the opportunity to develop and grow into new markets, where customers’ demands are high and competition is aggressive. Applications services can help you reduce your costs, stay one step ahead of competitors, exceed your customers’ expectations and grow your market. Fujitsu’s Global Application Modernization Services enable organizations to leverage the years of investment they have made in their application assets, deliver more from IT budgets and reduce the risk of implementing new technologies while better serve their customers and get ready for future demands. The session will be the opportunity to discover how Swedish Transport Agency successfully migrated away from their ageing Unisys mainframe with Fujitsu.
Joerg Tettenborn
Anna Larsson
Toni Korhonen

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From Old World to New: All You Need to Know About Application Modernization

  1. 1. 0 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU Fujitsu Forum 2016 #FujitsuForum
  2. 2. 1 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU Application Modernization Joerg Tettenborn Liaison Officer EMEIA Global Application Modernization OC Anna Larsson STA Project Leader Business & Application Services Fujitsu Nordics Toni Korhonen Senior Solution Architect Business & Application Services Fujitsu Nordics
  3. 3. 2 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU What is Application Modernization?  Application  Any system that is currently in product for which a client owns the Intellectual Property Rights  Modernization  Undertaking some alteration to the system, normally to allow for a greater benefit from the investment that has been made in the system in the past, present and future.  Application Modernization  is undertaken to increase the longevity and/or increase the functional abilities of one or many systems.
  4. 4. 3 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU Why Modernize? Improved Agility Our Application Modernization service is designed to make the most out of your older strategic applications, by enabling them on cloud, web and mobile environments - much faster and at a lower cost and risk than a rewrite. Once migrated, change in functionality of the applications can be achieved much faster and more cost effectively using modern programming tools. Reduced TCO By eliminating expensive legacy environments and lock-in commercial licenses we can reduce the cost of ownership of some applications by as much as 70% Improved Integration Our services can integrate any applications with each other, whatever their current environment. We can migrate to a modern environment, or use integration tools to open up the legacy applications. Other Benefits include: Improves customer experience Removes reliance on old and expensive skillsets Removes dead and dying technology Aids compliance and legislation Simplifies the application portfolio
  5. 5. 4 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU Why Modernize Now The Era of Human Centric ICT  The Megatrends  Mobility  Social/Communication  Big Data  The Cloud  And the ultimate trend setter  TIME What has changed that makes Application Modernization vital now? As a CIO you need to be across the following or you are missing a beat
  6. 6. 5 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU Is App Mod relevant in the Marketplace? Gartner 2016Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Top CIO Priority N/A N/A
  7. 7. 6 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU Application Modernization Capabilities AMD - Application Modernization Database Covers all your database modernization requirements from migration to data cleansing and database management AMC - Application Modernization Cloud Our services can enable even legacy applications to be hosted on the cloud (K5, Azure and AWS). AMI - Application Modernization Integration A service to enable any application to be fully integrated with any other applications and front ended on mobile, tablet and web. Now also includes Robotic Process Automation AMA - Application Modernization Analytics A consulting and discovery service to analyse the complexity of the current portfolio, provides a roadmap for each application AMM - Application Modernization Mainframe A modernization service specifically designed for mainframe and midrange migrations to Open Source and .NET AMOS - Application Modernization Open Systems Services and tools aligned to target a migration to an Open Systems environment. Examples include; Lotus Notes, Oracle Forms and Micro Focus COBOL Migrations
  8. 8. 7 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU Fujitsu Application Modernization Differentiators Unrivalled Coverage of Modernization Fujitsu toolsets and ‘Best of Breed’ partners guarantee a truly independent approach using the right tools for every modernization Fujitsu Heritage and Legacy IP Fujitsu ICT heritage and intellectual property incl. respective compiler technology are a clear asset and competitive edge Trustful Brand Recognition Not just a “modernize and leave” offering -> We Stay! Truly End-to-End Approach From consultancy to modernization, testing, infrastructure, delivery and ongoing services
  9. 9. 8 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU Application Modernization Anna Larsson STA Project Leader Business & Application Services Fujitsu Nordics
  10. 10. 9 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU The Customer STA has overall responsibility for safe and environmentally friendly rail, air, sea and road transports in Sweden
  11. 11. 10 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU The VTR system – the heart of STA  Platform from Unisys that since the seventies operates the road traffic system  100 000 external users  500 million transactions yearly  100 million decisions yearly  3.5 million lines of EAE code, plus Cobol  Available 24–7  Strategically important system that demands high accuracy and accessibility!
  12. 12. 11 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU VTR is not future safe
  13. 13. 12 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU The insight
  14. 14. 13 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU The solution
  15. 15. 14 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU And the choice was… ”After a thorough procurement process and evaluation of a handful of suppliers on a number of criteria, STA signed an agreement with Fujitsu in March 2015. So far Fujitsu has fulfilled our expectations and proven that they both have the knowledge and the engagement to deliver the required solution.” Oct 14, 2016: Jesper Bjärvall, Project owner at STA
  16. 16. 15 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU So, what is the scope?  Old system:  UNISYS  LINC/EAE  COBOL  ECL Batch jobs  New system:  Microsoft  .NET  Windows PowerShell
  17. 17. 16 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU Functional 1:1
  18. 18. 17 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU Challenge 1 - IT archeology
  19. 19. 18 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU Expect surprises “With a large system to migrate, which has been developed over a couple of decades, you will find stuff that no one even knew existed.” Marcus Frejd, Project Manager at STA HUGO?
  20. 20. 19 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU Challenge 2: Lack of knowledge and resources
  21. 21. 20 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU Challenge 3 – How to test and what to test It is a test project… But it is not the functionality that needs to be tested! Don’t forget the complete integration flows!
  22. 22. 21 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU 1:1 sounds easier than it is  How does it work today?  Hidden dependencies  Implicit sorting  Forgiving for errors  Optimized for the mainframe capabilities  It’s all about comparison  Automation is necessary  Risk based testing  How do you know you are ready?  Less than 50% of ~1500 transactions  All critical batch jobs  Is the difference a problem?  Adjust to new standards  40 years of optimization needs to be replaced to take advantage of the strengths of the new system
  23. 23. 22 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU The challenging parts “One cannot emphasize enough how important it is to put much effort early in thorough tests of integrations and batch jobs.” Marcus Frejd, Project Manager at STA BATCH Integrations
  24. 24. 23 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU The challenging parts “Don’t do everything at the same time. (Change Operations supplier; Change ways of working; Run big project affecting VTR in parallel…) You should consider the capacity of your own organisation.” Therese Johansson, Lead Architect at STA
  25. 25. 24 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU The challenging parts “One lesson learned is that we should have put all people inside the project and minimized dependencies to the line organization.” Marcus Frejd, Project Manager at STA
  26. 26. 25 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU The successful parts ”The most significant success-factor for our project has been to benefit from top priority at STA during 18 months, including full and sustainable support from top management.” Jesper Bjärvall, Project owner at STA
  27. 27. 26 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU The successful parts
  28. 28. 27 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU And most important of all: “We wouldn’t have managed if we hadn’t been working together as one team, STA, Fujitsu and Asysco, in one open project area on site.” The Project Management team at STA
  29. 29. 28 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU If the road ahead feels unclear “Start taking stock of and map the system: Internally, integrations, external contracts and dependencies. Decommission what is to be taken out of service before the project starts.” Therese Johansson, Lead Architect at STA
  30. 30. 29 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU Get professional help “Work closely with the supplier! A large and experienced supplier is a critical success-factor.” The Lead Architect team at STA
  31. 31. 30 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU Don’t wait
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  33. 33. 32 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU Application Modernization Toni Korhonen Senior Solution Architect Business & Application Services Fujitsu Nordics
  34. 34. 33 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU The number of users or devices AI and Robotics 4th Wave Internet of Things 3rd Wave 50B+In 2020 Mobile Internet 2nd Wave 10B In 2010 Internet 1st Wave 1B In 2000 Waves of digital technology  Digital technology A set of connected technologies such as cloud, mobile, IoT, Analytics, AI, robotics, and supporting security technologies Copyright 2016 FUJITSU33
  35. 35. 34 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU What is Robotic Process Automation Virtual workforce are software robots that work faster, without errors, 24/7 and with less cost. Emulates the work of a human agent, using existing UIs to drive applications and execute system-based work. Automation of repetitive and mundane rule-based tasks, that is simple to deploy.
  36. 36. 35 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU Use Cases Business Optimization Back Office e.g. Administration & Reporting Front Office e.g. Customer Support & Service Desk End to End e.g. Connecting Process Islands IT Optimization IT Support e.g. Service Desk, System Administration, App Management Data Migration e.g. Legacy System Integration / M&A Strategic Change Service Digitization e.g. Self Service & Channel Shift
  37. 37. 36 Copyright 2016 FUJITSU Fujitsu differentiators Fujitsu XpressWay approach Agile and industrialized process in order to drive rapid outcomes, helping achieve the vision for the customer Wide experience We can provide an approach that is customer-centric and technology independent End-to-end capability From process discovery and optimization to automation implementation and ongoing services Next wave Fujitsu R&D brings artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to our customers
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