Measure and Manage Your IT Debt

Archived Published: 09 August 2010 ID: G00205265


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IT debt -- the cost of dealing with delayed and deferred maintenance of the application portfolio -- threatens to grow to $1 trillion globally by 2015. IT management teams must measure the level of IT debt in their organizations and develop a strategy to deal with it.

Table of Contents

  • What You Need to Know
  • Analysis
    • The Sources of IT Debt
    • The Scale of IT Debt
    • Managing IT Debt
    • Annual Report for the Application Portfolio
    • Staying the Course
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