Gartner Research

Application Rationalization Process Can Save Money and Resources

Published: 10 June 2003

ID: G00186471

Analyst(s): Colleen Niven


With flattening IT budgets, many are taking the time to review current application portfolios and ways to eliminate fixed costs. A new AMR Research study examines best practices in application rationalization, something that many organizations are struggling to achieve, especially with the influx of new applications throughout the 1990s and the lack of decommissioning of older applications.

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