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When Application Standardization Works, and When It Doesn’t

Published: 21 May 2019

ID: G00391324

Analyst(s): Bill Swanton


Application standardization can’t happen unless the business wants to standardize business processes. Application leaders must partner with business (or government) leaders to identify areas where application standardization can help drive process standardization.

Table Of Contents


  • What Is Application Standardization?
  • Recognize the Good Reasons to Standardize Applications
  • Beware of the Bad Reasons Not to Standardize
  • Understand the Good Reasons Not to Standardize
  • Keep in Mind You Don’t Have to Standardize Everything

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