Nowadays, businesses have to manage many difficult issues: burgeoning amounts of data, application redundancy, data obsolescence, regulatory constraints, the need to preserve information for long periods, retention policies, shrinking budgets… In the wake of mergers or acquisitions, and numerous application migrations, information systems are continually evolving and getting increasingly cumbersome. So managing them is a more and more complex task. 70% of the IT budget is typically destined for application maintenance these days, while just 30% goes to fund the development of new applications.
Bull can support you through application retirement projects; from the initial expression of need right through to the point where any data you want to preserve is made available to the business.
Application retirement involves turning off old applications and infrastructures that use structured data that is no longer being updated. This data is preserved in a format that is independent of the original application, and easily accessible using the kinds of standard tools available to the business. Regulatory requirements and the threat of possible legal action means organizations effectively have to preserve some of their data for many years. Although this data is not being updated, it still has to be accessible at any time for traceability, auditing or regulatory reasons.
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Bull’s team carries out data archiving for the application(s) being decommissioned and develops tools to interrogate that data and support business users. Bull prefers to take an iterative approach to implementation, a proven method already used on numerous projects.
Bull is an exclusive integration partner of Informatica. As part of its application retirement offering, Bull relies on Informatica technology, using the company’s Data Archive software to archive the data that needs to be preserved. As a manufacturer, solutions integrator and major player in IT hosting and the cloud, Bull operates across the entire IT value chain and guarantees security throughout the project life cycle.
Bull can support you through applications decommissioning projects; from the initial expression of need right through to the point where any data you want to preserve is made available to the business.