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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

Summary

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

Analysis

  • 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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