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Why Developing an Application Strategy Is Hard, and How to Get Past the Excuses

Published: 11 March 2015

ID: G00269007

Analyst(s): Andy Kyte, Matthew Hotle , Bill Swanton


IT organizations are under tremendous pressure to deliver on lots of urgent projects, and, therefore, may feel unable to invest time and effort in developing an application strategy. Without a strategy, however, the pressure will only get worse.

Table Of Contents


  • The Growth in Application Backlog Is a "Boiled Frog" Problem
  • Top Five Reasons for Not Having an Application Strategy
  • The Key Risk Involved in Not Having an Application Strategy
  • Key Steps in Developing an Application Strategy Discipline
  • Bottom Line

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