Gartner Research

Applications Have Changed; Why Does That Matter?

Published: 17 September 2014

ID: G00269676

Analyst(s): Ross Altman


Application designers frequently try to deliver too much functionality, using obsolete architectures while pretending to abide by budgets and project plans that are simply guestimates. A better approach focuses on application composition, along with new architectures and governance models.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • As applications have become overstuffed with functionality that is too difficult to find and use, application designers have gravitated toward using the app model across all delivery methods
  • To more fully address the requirements of Web-scale, mobile and composite applications and BPM solutions, application architects are more fully embracing SOA, microservices and APIs

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