A practical guide to application rationalization including a step-by-step framework on how to do it.
Increase Value of IT
15 % lower costs by eliminating redundant applications without affecting quality or business value. A study conducted by Cast Software revealed that the average codebase carries approximately US $1,055,000 of technical debt.
Reduce Costs by up to 45%
80 % of a company’s IT budget is tied up due to the maintenance of obsolete applications, which hinder business innovation & growth. Application rationalization can lead to cost-savings of more than US $2 million in a single enterprise.
Reduce IT Complexity
IT landscapes in billion-dollar enterprises usually contain thousands of interdependent entities—the majority of which are disconnected from their anchoring business capability. APM systematically untangles this IT complexity by categorizing applications and pinpointing redundancy.
Application Portfolio Management
As cost optimization is a high priority for CIOs, application rationalization should be regarded as an efficient cost saving endeavor. According to a recent study by Capgemini, 48% of CIOs believe that there are more applications in their portfolio than the business actually requires.
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