Published: 07 August 2006
Analyst(s): Lyn Robison
Application rationalization is a methodology for strengthening an enterprise software portfolio. It is an analytical approach to decisions about deploying, upgrading, and retiring enterprise applications. Enterprises can use it to liberate information technology (IT) resources from legacy applications and create an effective IT roadmap and project pipeline. The methodology also prepares the application portfolio for valuable IT initiatives, such as identity management (IdM), service-oriented architecture (SOA), and business process modeling (BPM). In this Application Platform Strategies overview, Analyst Lyn Robison explains how to reap the rewards of application rationalization.
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