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2018 Planning Guide for Application Platform Strategies

Published: 29 September 2017

ID: G00331848

Analyst(s): Gary Olliffe , Eric Knipp , Kirk Knoernschild , Danny Brian , Brad Dayley , Bill Holz , Sean Kenefick , Traverse Clayton , Richard Watson


Software delivery is a high-stakes endeavor. Technical professionals responsible for application architecture and development must manage this risk and maximize reward with a focus on user needs, DevOps principles, modern architectural patterns and managed infrastructure.

Table Of Contents

Application Platform Strategy Trends

  • Applications With a Poor User Experience Will Fail
    • Planning Considerations
  • Organizations Will Demand Differentiating Results Faster and With More Precision
    • Planning Considerations
  • Expectations of High Quality and Ongoing Improvement Will Increase
    • Planning Considerations
  • Successful Digital Ecosystems Will Require Interoperability and Openness
    • Planning Considerations

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