Organizations today face an increasing amount of roadblocks from legacy systems. From system outages to high support and maintenance costs, legacy systems prevent businesses from innovating at the necessary pace to keep up with competition, customer demands, and the desires of stakeholders like employees and partners.
Institutions in the federal government face these pressures as well, but they have even more difficult challenges than companies in the private sector. One thing that can make innovation even more difficult for the federal government is working with legacy systems dealing with security. President Barack Obama said that “the Social Security Administration uses systems and code from the 1960s. No successful business could operate this way.” Mr. Obama even created a new federal position that many companies in the private sector would recognize, the Chief Information Security Officer.
It has been a high priority for the federal government to increase cyber-security and IT modernization; Mr. Obama personally proposed an IT spend of $89B in 2017. However, security is not the only concern. Budget pressures mean Federal institutions increasingly need to do “more with less,” and this means they must rely on new tools and methods to increase efficiency while maintaining or reducing costs.
Learn from our upcoming webinar how you can drive digital transformation in the federal government with MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform. MuleSoft supports private and public sector organizations with their legacy modernization initiatives by providing a cost-effective platform that offers unified connectivity, low friction, and future-proof capabilities. Register today and find out how our current federal and public sector customers are driving their digital transformation initiatives forward.