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Minimize Vendor Lock-In With Gartner's Technology Dependency Matrix for Integrated Systems

Published: 08 March 2018

ID: G00313619

Analyst(s): Philip Dawson


Compared to n-tier infrastructures, integrated systems generally demand a higher degree of technology dependency. In an era of hyperconvergence and the cloud, I&O leaders should leverage the Technology Dependency Matrix in this research to minimize vendor lock-in and improve operational efficiency.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Identify Your Capabilities and Workload Requirements, and Plan Your IT Strategy Accordingly
  • Use the Technology Dependency Matrix to Identify the Integration Model That's Right for Your Organization
  • Include Any Operational Gains, Legacy Technology and Support Considerations Before Making a Decision

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