Case Study



This customer was embarking on a digital transformation to simplify and digitise the customer journey for its consumers, partners and resellers. 

Exploiting technology to deliver greater customer experience.




South Africa



Company BIO

Investment, savings, insurance, and banking group. 

Customer Objectives

  • Adoption of a flexible infrastructure  platform to enable them to develop and launch new products into the insurance market. 

  • Reduce technical debt of current infrastructure and adopt infrastructure as code principles for managing and scaling application services. 

  • Identification of potential mainframe migration options ensuring that business critical programs are not impacted.

  • A safe rate of change approach. 

  • Migration away from high cost Oracle Platforms

The Approach

  • Rapid discovery of I.T landscape from multiple sources including static CSV files and ITSM data. 

  • Migration strategy and technical debt analysis identifying initial migration move groups

  • The creation of a full business case with on-premise and Oracle refresh comparison

  • Identification of proof of concepts for mainframe modernisation. 

  • Development of migration programme plan providing mode 1 and mode 2 migration approaches.

The Results

  • junkshon saved hours of spreadsheet data collection and assembly of configuration data from different data sources.

  • Customer uploaded data across two weeks with minimal effort by the existing operational staff. 

  • Analysis performed remotely enabling data-driven workshops onsite with the customer in South Africa

  • Development of migration strategy and roadmap using customer data for mainframe and midrange migrations 

  • Development of on-premise and AWS cloud business cases

  • Rapid identification of Oracle replacement quick wins using AWS RDS and compute services using scenarios and licensing information uploaded into the junkshon platform 




How junkshon helped?

Key Metrics

Completed strategy development ready for CIO in 6 weeks

Reduced the need for costly discovery tool purchase and deployment

Developed multiple business and technical scenarios to meet the different customer journey requirements in days.

Further Information

Transformation radar, fact sheet


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