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How to Get Started With a Pace-Layered Application Strategy

Published: 28 March 2011

ID: G00211245

Analyst(s): Jim Shepherd


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
  • Overview


  • 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

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