Application retirement concerns the separation of applications and the information stored in them. Indeed, this information has to be available longer than the application itself. Storing this important information in an archive offers the opportunity to phase out old applications while preserving vital data and, at the same time, to realize major savings.
Application retirement is applicable in every business context. Indeed, information is stored everywhere in very disparate systems. Bringing this information together in one single archive is not only cost effective but it is also a blessing for users. Add to this the disappearance of the need for knowledge of old systems and the accompanying maintenance, and the balance for the advantage of application retirement can only be positive.