4 Keys to Implementing an Application Rationalization Practice

 The implementation of a successful application rationalization practice requires that a governance program be put in place that is comprised of:                        1. People: Create a cross line-of-business governance body 2. Policies:  Set standards that define an application compliance and rationalization strategy 3. Processes: Workflows to rationalize the existing inventory and handle change events 4. Technology: Automate application rationalization to avoid spreadsheet chaos Download the report First Name * …

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Building the business case to tackle application bloat

Application bloat, sprawl and decay. We can’t see it, but we know it’s there. And, we know it drives huge operational costs, impedes our ability to adapt to new technology platforms, causes downtime and hinders business productivity. According to a survey by Harris Interactive, 82% of organizations polled said that monetary losses due to sprawled, unused, unresponsive or crashed applications cost their business anywhere from $10k – $20 million per year. Why aren’t we doing something about it? We know we should. Competing priorities. In a recent Futurestate IT survey,…

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Application Rationalization Management Survey Results

In order to better understand how organizations are addressing the need for application rationalization, Futurestate IT conducted a survey of IT professionals. The objective of the study was to determine the state of application portfolios, current practices for rationalizing them and how IT professionals believe they should be managed.  Key Findings: Application Portfolios are out of date and bloated Current rationalization practices are costly and labor-intensive Rationalization is critical to accelerate Windows 7 migration projects Ongoing application rationalization drives down…

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Application Rationalization for Ongoing Portfolio Management

As organizations continue to add new applications, and application vendors continue to upgrade to keep in step with the newest operating systems, IT departments are faced with serious application sprawl and a growing backlog of out-of-date and often unsupported applications. This issue is further exacerbated for organizations that have undergone any number of mergers and acquisitions over the last decade. By rationalizing the portfolio, IT can identify unused, redundant and out of date applications and trim down the portfolio through application elimination, consolidation and…

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Reduce the Scope of Applications for Windows 7/8 Migration

Rationalization is a critical first step for migrating applications – be it to Windows 7/8, Server 2008/12 or virtual platforms. By rationalizing the portfolio, IT and application owners can identify unused, redundant, and out of date applications and trim down the portfolio through application elimination, consolidation, and modernization. Migration project costs and duration can be significantly reduced as a result. Download your copy of the Reduce the Scope of Applications for Windows 7/8 Migration. First Name * Last Name …

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Application Test Strategies for Windows 7 and Beyond

AppRx automates the rationalization process and assists organizations in identifying applications that present an opportunity for consolidation, modernization or elimination. Automated compatability testing can reduce cost, effort and duration as compared to a manual approach. Request for your copy of the whitepaper to learn how to rationalize you portfolio and rapidly trim down the scope of applications that requires testing and remediation for Windows 7. First Name * Last Name * Jo

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