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Reframing technical debt

Re-envisioning and repositioning technical debt are requirements for modernization, for improving your organization's ability to adapt to change.

A DXC global survey of 750 C-suite information and technology executives, and the DXC Applications Intelligence Engine, reveal these impressive data points:

of executives say that tech debt is on their corporate risk register
of executives say tech debt is closely linked to their ability to pursue digital initiatives
cost savings from tech debt reduction
improving operating margins is the top desired outcome of reducing tech debt

DXC Technology is helping IT and business leaders address the issues that organizations confront as they seek to minimize tech debt and maximize innovation. Here you'll find resources to help you make the shift from tech debt to organizational debt and achieve the ultimate business objective — modernization.

  • A research-rich report about moving from technical debt to growth
  • An IDC podcast series equipping stakeholders with the knowledge, tactics and tools they need
  • A guide to dealing with tech debt and preparing for modernization 

A landmark research report

In 2023, DXC asked 750 executives about a challenge that’s preventing them from shaping the future: technical debt. This report discusses how leadership teams can understand and reframe tech debt from a problem that needs to be solved to something that needs to be tackled as part of modernization efforts. The work encompasses uniting CIOs and CTOs with their counterparts across the enterprise, and addressing organizational architecture and performance management.  

Connect with DXC to learn how to reframe technical debt.

Outlook on technical debt

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Business summary research highlights

DXC provides a view into key results of its research, delivering quick insights into the technical debt challenges that are preventing executives from shaping the future, and how to move forward.

The new governance: 10 trends

IT governance is a key element of tech debt — establishing robust frameworks in an ever-changing environment fosters alignment with business goals. and ensures IT initiatives contribute directly to the success of broader business strategy.

More about re-examining technical debt

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To successfully modernize applications, apply the insights gained by others

Tech debt is the number one inhibitor to digital transformation. Face the challenge by applying the right approach to application modernization, which can deliver big and valuable results.

Avoid overspending on digital infrastructure by tackling tech debt

Organizations that want to better align infrastructure spending with business outcomes need to transform the ways they purchase, consume, and refresh infrastructure.

Tech debt's image problem

Resolve tech debt by highlighting its benefits. IT and business leaders need to convince stakeholders of the advantages of addressing tech debt — and the risks of not doing so.

How to get started

This guide provides practical advice for organizations just beginning the journey to addressing tech debt. It will help executives understand the difference between tolerable and toxic tech debt, and better grasp their role in managing both.

IDC podcasts: Overcome tech debt

DXC experts discuss how tech debt can constrain an organization’s growth; how to improve the quality and timeliness of data-driven decision-making; and how to use advanced business strategies to extract maximum value from enterprise data assets.

Developing a data strategy in banking and capital markets

Data is the lifeblood of financial services organizations. An IT landscape mired in technical debt will slow data down. If there are lots of choke points as the data flows, adverse outcomes could occur.

Thinking differently about technical debt

“Sometimes the spread of tech debt across the organization makes it hard for leaders to step outside of their team view, and this is where a neutral third party can provide a holistic view that lets leaders consider a new perspective.”

Michael Corcoran, Managing Director, Consulting & Engineering Services Sales, DXC Technology

Customer experiences with modernization

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Vodafone Germany modernizes customer service and transitions to the cloud

In pursuit of reducing technical debt, reinvigorating speed and enhancing flexibility, the German telecom major sought to modernize its homegrown customer care and billing system by transitioning from legacy midrange servers to the cloud.

Industrial technology company uses the latest tech to deliver energy-efficient solutions

This leading British industrial technology company needed to optimize operational costs, reduce technical debt and streamline processes to ensure the positive, transforming potential of technology in pioneering power that matters.
Frucor customer story

Beverages manufacturer establishes platform for future digital transformation

Frucor Suntory streamlines business operations accelerating modernization projects across supply chain, sales and finance processes.

Does your organization need help addressing technical debt and planning for modernization?

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