Application rationalization: Start with the basics
Other pitfalls in place without application rationalization include:
Reduced IT costs – licenses, software seats, maintenance, integration, training, vendor management – it all adds up.
Reduced IT complexity – less integrations, less dependencies, less change impact – less things to worry about when you need to decide on an application fast.
Reduced IT risk – fewer vulnerable elements, fewer back doors for threats to break into, fewer knock-on eﬀects if the technology or application is compromised.
All from simply managing the applications you use on a daily basis—continuously. This isn’t a one-shot pop. If you want to make room for continuous innovation, you need to make application rationalization a forever-ﬂowing program.
You certainly can—with plenty of challenges to face.
As easy as application rationalization may be on the surface (defining a couple of KPIs and eliminating the poor performers), the fact is this: you don’t know what you don’t know.
When you start examining an application you’ve chosen to bid farewell to, you may be surprised to find a network of dependencies you had no idea about—applications that depend on it for an upstream or downstream ﬂow of data, little-known but critical business processes that depend on that application, or business organizations that have no ability—for whatever reason—to use alternatives.
Integrated IT portfolio management (ITPM) centralizes everything you need to rationalize the application portfolio for all the right reasons and with full awareness of relationship repercussions.
All you need is the data. The right ITPM platform will make it work for you.
Time to leverage application rationalization with Alfabet.