Gartner Research

Best Practices to Drive Cost Optimization in Application Support

Published: 29 February 2016

ID: G00300959

Analyst(s): Bill Swanton , Dennis Gaughan


Organizations are under tremendous pressure to reduce the cost and complexity of their application portfolios. We identify research that guides clients down a path to improve the health and agility of their application portfolios through rationalization and other cost-optimization techniques.

Table Of Contents


  • Radically Change How You Use and Support Applications
  • Avoid Unexpected Costs From Software Audits
  • Manage Software Maintenance Costs to Avoid Long-Term Pain
  • Identify Opportunities for Application Rationalization

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