Keep Applications Current in Changing IT environments
Computing environment are changing and evolving by the minute. Complexity is only going to increase as we try to manage and maintain existing systems in the face of new implementations. For many organizations, this means that there are many applications and unknowns being deployed on servers and workstations that are not being managed to the same level as known business critical applications.
Bringing an entire portfolio up to a common management standard and understanding the risks of your aging applications and what are the implications of changing those applications is becoming more critical. How will IT manage this scope and understand the interactions between applications within a server or a workstation?
Application lifecycle analysis functions like those available in the Futurestate IT AppRx platform are helping companies rationalize their application portfolios and making it easier for IT departments to manage and maintain all of their applications with a common set of policies.
Basic rationalization tactics against an application portfolio performed on a regular basis should reduce the overall size of the portfolio to be managed by reducing multiple versions of an application, multiple applications that perform the same function, and retiring unused applications.
Now that you have arrived at this baseline of applications to be managed, how do you continue to keep this portfolio healthy and your applications up to date? Within AppRX, IT and business managers can continually review and see up to the minute risk profiles of their applications and the entire portfolio. Application modernization spending can be prioritized for the worst offenders.
Continuous monitoring of the aging of applications, the number of versions behind current, support lifecycles and being alerted of new releases that may be pushing an application to higher levels of risk for an organization. These risks include expiring support, increasing support costs, compliance requirements or the impact of holding back other upgrades due to version compatibility. All of these factors need to be reviewed and fed into the change management and approval processes for application release management.
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