Gartner Research

Which New and Old Applications Will Enable Digital Business?

Published: 25 August 2014

ID: G00267140

Analyst(s): Dale Vecchio, Paolo Malinverno


The demands of digital business will forever change the composition of an organization's application portfolio. Application rationalization, APIs, bimodal IT and changing consumers, both human and electronic, will significantly drive the application portfolio of the future.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Recognize That Applications for Digital Business Will Follow Different Rules
  • Rationalize Your Application Portfolio and Gradually Give Up Developing, Buying and Maintaining Applications
    • Application Rationalization: The Beginning of Digital Business
    • APIs: The Core of Digital Business Applications
  • Become Bimodal When Creating Digital Business Applications
  • Be an Advisor and an Enabler, Not an Owner
  • Consider That Application (and Especially API) Users Might Not Be Human

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