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Improve Business Stakeholder Engagement With an Executive Application Dashboard

Published: 16 July 2013

ID: G00249503

Analyst(s): Andy Kyte


Business and IT executives need to improve their understanding of the economics and integrity of their key business applications. We present datasets that have been invaluable in raising awareness in both communities, which readily translates into better planning and better value for money.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Make Application Running Costs Transparent
  • Identify Current Application Investments
  • Expose Future Liability Through a 10-Year Cost Projection
  • Show "Work Delivered" Through Business Utilization Metrics
  • Identify Potential Trouble Spots Through a 10-Year Technical Risk Assessment
  • Identify the Potential Need for Change Through Application Gap Analysis
  • Periodically Run a Market Test of Your Major Applications

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