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Best Practices to Drive Cost and Value Optimization in Application Design and Delivery

Published: 05 August 2014

ID: G00269211

Analyst(s): Dennis Gaughan


Applications are often one of the biggest budget line items for IT, and their longevity can lead to an ever-increasing budget if not managed appropriately. We highlight research that identifies ways to optimize costs during the crucial design and implementation phases of the application life cycle.

Table Of Contents


  • 1. Consider TCO Before It's Too Late
  • 2. Leverage Best Practices Around IT Procurement, Vendor Management and Software Negotiation
  • 3. Get Prepared When Dealing With the Megavendors
  • 4. Understand What Changes When You Move to the Cloud

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