Gartner Research

Use the Demand for New Applications to Drive Application Rationalization

Published: 02 July 2014

ID: G00255823

Analyst(s): Paolo Malinverno

Summary

Digital business and the Nexus of Forces are changing how applications are defined and affecting the ways IT leaders will need to rationalize application portfolios. They will need to slowly, but progressively, cede control of applications to business constituencies that are taking control anyway.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Accept That You'll Govern Applications Less and Won't Govern Apps
  • Observe User Constituencies to Understand Their Needs
  • Isolate the Functionality and Data the Application/App Requires
  • Publish the APIs
  • Keep Focusing on the APIs
  • Increasingly, Forget About the Rest
  • Enable the Rationalization, but Keep the Lights On

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