Application Modernisation


Transform your legacy ICT ecosystem

Have you assessed your application architecture to identify candidates for the cloud? What could be retired and what legacy systems are generating the highest levels of technical debt?  Application Modernisation is the process of taking existing legacy applications and modernising the platform infrastructure and internal architecture using new languages, frameworks and cloud native architecture to enhance the legacy application’s features.

NEC’s Application Modernisation services, catalogue and categorise applications to determine the most appropriate pathway to modernising your application landscape.  Improve security and governance, become more agile and relevant to your audience, and transition from CAPEX to OPEX, reducing costs and improve your ability to forecast IT spend.

Brochure - Application Modernisation


End-to-end journey

Whether you’re starting your cloud migration journey, examining ways to optimise your cloud investment or want an expert to manage your hybrid cloud environment, Sora by NEC can get you started.

Datacentre strategy

Organisations who need to move out of their existing datacentre(s) due to the approaching end of life of the existing contract. NEC tailors the application modernisation and transition to the desired exit date.

Reduce technical debt

Cloud-based technologies provide customers the opportunity to reduce application development delivery lead times. Combined with automation and AI, organisations can adopt a new approach and flexible architecture.

Improved security

The service provides a pathway to leverage public cloud providers collective investment in security research, innovation and protection providing enhanced ICT security, governance and compliance.

Leverage cloud native services

Application modernisation provides the opportunity to revolutionise monolithic legacy applications into microservices to introduce business agility and transformation.

Time base cost models

Model the transition from Capex to Opex over time. The TBCM provides the information to improve budgeting, forecasting and management of ICT costs and assets during the transformation.

Enhanced agility

Modernisation applications supports an organisation’s hybrid workforce. Through the cloud’s flexibility and accessibility, organisations are more equipped to support a workforce that can work anywhere they want.

Enriched governance

Application leaders evaluate various modernisation approaches to select the transformation pathways that solves their specific problem, while also meeting the organisation’s acceptable level of risk, cost, and impact.

NEC is a XaaS company, which leverages our Business and Technology Advisory services to provide a business centric approach to delivering innovative, unique, and proven services. We have end-to-end cloud capability to assist you on every step of your transformation journey - from discovery to migration, management, and optimisation of our customers’ ICT environments.

Our deep partnerships with global providers such as Microsoft (Azure) and Amazon Web Services (AWS), Technology and Services Industry Association (TSIA), CISCO and HP ensure we bring the latest thinking, practices and tools. We strive to maintain high ethical standards and heavily invest in skills and technology as well as product development and global research. NEC has a proven track record spanning more than 50 years of engineering success and delivering support to Australian organisations, both large and small.

“If the total cost of ownership is too high, the technology too complex, or security, compliance, support, or scalability are being compromised, it’s time to modernise.” – Gartner

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WA Department of Water

WA Department of Water: COMPASS Compliance & Licensing

The first stage Customer Portal delivered faster, modernised service delivery. The next step in the Department’s e-business transformation was an integrated compliance and licensing system.


  • Duplication of effort
  • Paper-based license assessment process
  • Heavy administration burden on staff
  • Enable staff to make consistent and transparent decisions

See the results

WA Department of Water

WA Department of Water: WRIMS Integrated Spatial Resource Mapping

For DWER to appropriately assess the impact of license renewals or applications, the foundation data it relies on must be accurate. Existing tools did not allow its staff to confidently update resource availabilities.


  • Error prone resource mapping
  • Assessments couldn’t be validated against business rules
  • Unreliable data to inform decision making

See the results

WA Department of Water

WA Department of Water: Customer Portal

The Department’s water management processes and underlying information systems were designed in an era when water was in surplus. A four-year program of work, called Water Online, was instigated in 2013 to deliver improved efficiencies with the introduction of customer self-services and streamlined automation.


  • Transition from paper to automation
  • Online program to deliver improved efficiencies, customer self-services
  • Flexibility to deliver new capabilities to meet increasing service demand

See the results

“For water sustainability, both environmentally and economically, our understanding of usage and changes in real time is critical to sound decision making. The spatial mapping intelligence provided by WRIMS is business changing.” - Guy Chandler, Acting Senior Water Allocation Planner, WA Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

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