Application transformation and migration to the cloud

The challenge

Application estates for financial services organisations are often a complex mix of legacy, data centric, 3rd party and web applications. In this complex environment, the challenge is reinvention. It is about defining what is absolutely necessary, where true value lies and being prepared to discard everything else. Despite rapid adoption of cloud across the industry, truly strategic estate digitisation is hindered by uncertainty about the true cost, capacity and risks involved.

There are many approaches, but application re-architecture or SaaS replatforming deliver the most value for digitisation. The right solutions and capability will enable organisations to:

  • increase efficiency through improved estate utilisation and reduced fixed costs;
  • increase differentiation through improved insight; and
  • improve agility through leaner operations and rapidly scale to meet demand.

Our services

We help clients assess, re-design and transform their application estates, realising the benefits of the latest cloud platforms, tools and technologies.

Optimisation of cloud infrastructure

  • Optimisation of cloud infrastructure and simplification of the application estate to drive adoption including best in class Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) design, Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) alignment and containerisation strategy

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Application transformation strategy

  • Application transformation strategy including organisational alignment (people, process and technology) and solution architectures & selection methodology that determine the most cost effective transformation journey

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Migration planning

  • Designing the right business solution, then choosing the most suitable cloud providers and delivering an effective migration solution, from planning through to execution
  • Development of data migration strategy, benefits case, resource requirements and migration plan including risk mitigation through use of our migration strategy framework

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Application estate transformation

  • Optimisation, development and deployment of applications to the cloud, including testing, documentation and training and delivery of benefit realization

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Jonathan Turner

Partner, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 7739 591 553

Nick Weisfeld

Director, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 7702 441 231

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