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Bimodal IT Is Essential to Successful Application Rationalization

Published: 09 May 2016

ID: G00297977

Analyst(s): Andy Kyte


In 2008, Gartner began advising clients to overhaul their application portfolios. Many listened, some acted, but very few succeeded. All of the imperatives for application rationalization remain, but now the urgency is approaching crisis levels. CIOs and application leaders must act now.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Evaluate Your Application Portfolio for "Fitness for Future"
  • Recognize That Deduplicating Monolithic Applications Is Not Enough
  • Transition to Bimodal IT
    • Software in Bimodal IT
  • Bottom Line

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