Application rationalization is the radical reshuffling of an application portfolio as part of an application strategy, a plan that implements changes to applications to achieve a business outcome.
Application rationalization often occurs after an IT organization accumulates an unmanaged collection of applications through shifting business strategies or mergers and acquisitions. The cleanup can include replacing, retiring, modernizing or consolidating applications. Application rationalization must:
An important goal of the rationalization is to eliminate redundant and non-value-adding applications, freeing up future budget for new, business-critical work. Register now to download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report.
Gartner Application Rationalization Key Initiative Overview; Bill Swanton; July 25, 2013
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Authors: Bill Swanton