What is Application Currency?
Application currency is the on-going process of determining how current an application is compared to the latest available version as well as understanding the supported and certified operating system platforms.
Why do we need Application Currency?
As a result of tighter IT budgets over the last decade, and growing demand by the business for new functionality, many IT organizations have had to focus their efforts on supporting the business at the expense of IT maintenance. This deferred maintenance has resulted in a growing backlog of out-of-date, and often unsupported, applications.
Furthermore, as organizations continue to add new applications, and application vendors continue to upgrade to keep in step with the newest operating systems, organizations are facing escalating business-critical risks.
The risks of out-of-date applications for IT departments include:
- Running unsupported software
- Inability to embrace new technology (such as Windows 7)
- Potential application failure
- Diminished productivity due to downtime
- Loss of competitive edge
The biggest concern is the fact that organizations have no real understanding of their risk exposure.
How can AppRx help you?
AppRx helps you gain a clear picture of your application inventory, and adds a powerful tool to your asset management toolkit.
AppRx ensures applications (Windows, Web, Linux, Unix, Firmware, etc.) are up to date and supported to reduce risk of application expiry. The solution centralizes all the application inventory information, and provides ongoing currency information so you can decide if any migration efforts are required.
Currency analysis determines if applications are certified for the targeted OS (Windows 7, Windows Server 2008) or if a supported upgrade is available.
Detailed reports identify which applications are supported and which need further testing.