How to Get Started With a Pace-Layered Application Strategy

Archived Published: 28 March 2011 ID: G00211245


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Gartner's Pace-Layered Application Strategy can help organizations develop a more-effective application strategy. The first step is to identify the individual applications, and then assign them to the appropriate layer based on their characteristics.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Introduction to Application Pace Layers
    • What Are the Steps to Build a Pace-Layered Application Strategy?
    • How to Deconstruct the Application Portfolio
    • Linking Applications to Business Processes
    • Analyze the Applications and Assign Them to Pace Layers
    • Systems of Record
    • Systems of Differentiation
    • Systems of Innovation
    • Applications Frequently Migrate Between Layers
    • New Applications Should Be Classified at the Point of Conception
    • Conclusion
  • Recommended Reading
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