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The Digital Business Application Portfolio Must Embrace More Than Buy and Build

Published: 22 April 2014

ID: G00261835

Analyst(s): Andy Kyte, Matthew Hotle


The application portfolio that will support the digital business will encompass a mix of five application sourcing modes. IT organizations will have to master all of them, and make them all work together.

Table Of Contents


  • The Five Sourcing Modes for Application Capabilities
    • Business Process Outsourcing
    • Subscribe
    • Buy and Configure
    • Build
    • Buy and Customize
  • Use Pace Layers and FACT to Select an Application Sourcing Mode
  • Summary

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