Although Application Portfolio Management (APM) isn’t the newest kid on the block, it has had a tremendous growth in popularity lately. Due to the economic crisis and market pressures in general, IT managers and architects are constantly pushed by their CxO’s to reduce inefficiencies, improve agility of the enterprise and cut costs. The complexity of these tasks leads to an increasing need for tools and structures to help them handle their application landscape. Since over 70% of most IT budgets goes to maintaining existing applications, it is clear that there is a need for oversight and insight in the use of these applications and their added value, to reduce costs and make room for innovation.
The pressure on CIOs to reduce IT costs has been increasing dramatically over the past 5 years. IT departments sometimes find themselves lacking resources after having presumably explored all possible ways to “do more with less.” This is particularly true … Continue reading →
If you have stumbled upon this site, chances are you have an interest in Governance, in Operations, in ways to make business better. You have ideas, opinions on those issues, and you are welcome to share them here. The recent … Continue reading →