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China Summary Translation: 'Best Practices to Drive Cost Optimization in Application Design and Delivery'

Published: 21 March 2016

ID: G00302740

Analyst(s): Roger Sheng , Bill Swanton


Applications are one of the biggest line items for IT, and their longevity can lead to ever-increasing budgets if not managed properly. We highlight research that identifies cost optimization methods that can be used during the crucial design and implementation phases of an application's life cycle.

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Best Practices to Drive Cost Optimization in Application Design and Delivery

  • Key Findings
  • Recommendations


  • Adopt Agile Development Practices
  • Consider TCO Before It's Too Late
  • Use Best Practices for IT Procurement, Vendor Management and Software Negotiation
  • Be Prepared When Dealing With Megavendors
  • Understand What Happens When You Move to the Cloud

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