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In Application Rationalization, the Number of Applications Is Irrelevant

Published: 24 April 2018

ID: G00351003

Analyst(s): Andy Kyte, Matthew Hotle


Application rationalization is an imperative; businesses can no longer tolerate an expensive, inflexible application portfolio. But it is impossible for application leaders to rationalize the application portfolio. The real problem is the business processes.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Reduce the Cost and Complexity of the Application Portfolio While Changing the IT and Business Investment Management Processes
  • Change the Focus of Rationalization to Business Process Standardization
  • Gain the Active Engagement and Leadership of Business Executives
  • Change the Investment Management and Application Governance Process

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