System of Record: You Can't Innovate on an Unstable Foundation

Foundational Refreshed: 27 September 2018 | Published: 15 June 2017 ID: G00327700

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Gartner's Pace-Layered Application Strategy helps application leaders struggling to meet business demands for differentiation and innovation. Application leaders must renovate the system-of-record foundation relied on by these higher-level systems.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Systems of Record Must Be Stable
    • Effective Systems of Any Kind Require Mature Application Governance Processes
    • Differentiating or Innovative Capabilities Rely on the System of Record
    • Systems of Record Must Reliably Service the Faster-Changing Layers
    • Attempting to Develop Differentiating or Innovative Capabilities Within the System of Record Will Be Slow and Costly
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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