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Overcome Barriers to Agility by Reducing Technical Debt in I&O

Published: 29 July 2019

ID: G00390360

Analyst(s): Milind Govekar , Nathan Hill


As technical debt accumulates, the manual overhead of managing IT increases and less funding can be dedicated to growing the business. To free up resources and drive agility, I&O leaders should reduce existing complexity in I&O, and minimize technical debt incurred from new initiatives.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Modernize Legacy Infrastructure to Reduce Existing Technical Debt
  • Select New Cloud-Based Solutions and Plan for Technical Debt Repayment
  • Reduce Compound Technical Debt by Collaborating Across and Beyond IT

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