Gartner Research

Modernizing the Applications Function

Published: 26 June 2013

ID: G00339626

Analyst(s): Applications Research Team


To meet the demands of a new work environment and changing needs of business partners and employees, the Applications function is under pressure to modernize. Application groups are trying to improve integration capabilities, mobile application delivery, and drive productivity through collaboration tools and other new solutions. The struggle to change, however, is hampered by a legacy support model that ties up 60 percent of the Applications budget, and a linear delivery model that fails to build the right solutions.

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