Gartner Research

CFO Advisory: Pace Layering, Business Enablement

Published: 15 February 2013

ID: G00253301

Analyst(s): Barbara Gomolski


A bloated and mismanaged application portfolio erodes the net benefits received from IT-enabled investments. CFOs should exploit Gartner’s pace layering model to manage the enterprise application portfolio.

Table Of Contents
  • Executive Summary


  • Basic Definition
  • Analysis and Discussion
    • Establish an application strategy driven by business needs
    • Quickly exploit business opportunities
    • Innovation can be dependent on systems of record
  • Questions the CFO should ask about Pace Layering
  • Bottom Line

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