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, almost half the respondents stated that competing priorities were the biggest hindrance to tackling application portfolio bloat.

So, how can application bloat ‘compete’ with other priorities when the problem is known but can’t be seen?

Build a business case:

1.       Use tools to gather the data and size the problem

2.      Take a benchmark approach to quantify cost savings


This report shows how to calculate the savings that can be realized through an application rationalization initiative. Download the report to learn how you can optimize your IT operational spend and achieve an agile application portfolio.


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