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When Application Standardization Works, and When It Doesn't

Published: 25 September 2013

ID: G00255536

Analyst(s): Bill Swanton


Application standardization reduces the application landscape complexity by getting many groups to use the same application for the same task. Unless it is part of a broader business-led initiative to standardize business processes and data across a large, global enterprise, it is likely to fail.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Recognize the Good Reasons to Standardize Applications
  • Beware of the Bad Reasons Not to Standardize
  • Understand the Good Reasons Not to Standardize
  • Keep in Mind You Don't Have to Standardize Everything

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