Gartner Research

Use a Pace-Layered Application Strategy to Improve IT's Relevance to the Business

Published: 08 May 2013

ID: G00250822

Analyst(s): Carol Hardcastle, Nigel Rayner


This research will help CIOs and IT leaders plan a transition from enterprise application-suite-dominant strategies to a more balanced enterprise application portfolio that satisfies the business' needs for innovation and differentiation as well as systems of record.

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Impacts and Recommendations

  • A Pace-Layered Application Strategy will raise the relevance of IT to the business but requires CIOs to remodel IT
  • A Pace-Layered Application Strategy will help application leaders identify when the benefits of a hybrid enterprise application strategy outweigh the potentially higher integration cost and complexity
  • A Pace-Layered Application Strategy will help application leaders control purchasing and deployment of specialist solutions

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