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Reduction of IT budgets creates incredible pressure to reduce the number of your applications. Mergers and acquisitions can increase redundancies that are costly and provide no value. Here are 5 keys ...

Reduction of IT budgets creates incredible pressure to reduce the number of your applications. Mergers and acquisitions can increase redundancies that are costly and provide no value. Here are 5 keys to evaluate the costs, risks, and technology efficiency of your application portfolio.

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    MEGA eBook - APM 2 - 5 keys to evaluate your application portfolio MEGA eBook - APM 2 - 5 keys to evaluate your application portfolio Presentation Transcript

    • 5 Ways to Evaluate theCosts, Risks, and TechnologyEfficiency of your ApplicationPortfolioHow you can revolutionize your applicationportfolio management initiatives to drive ITtransformationStep 2: Evaluation© MEGA - September 2012
    • Common Concerns Business leaders demand that IT "With the reduction of our IT budget, leaders “do more with less” to our objective is to reduce the free resources for innovation and application portfolio from 800 to 500 growth.** applications." Reducing enterprise costs is a top priority for "How to reduce the complexity CIOs*. and lack of transparency of our 40 to 80% of the total IT budget is dedicated to application landscape?" IT maintenance.eBook "Step 1" Investissement Problèmes de coûts et de qualité ici ici Développement Support et maintenance 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 * Gartner Executive Summary: Amplifying the Enterprise: The 2012 CIO Agenda – January Echelle de temps en années 2012 Implémentation ** The Application Portfolio Management Landscape - Combine Process And Tools To Tame The Beast. Forrester April 15, 2011 © MEGA - September 2012 2
    • Can you provide decision makers with consolidated information about your application landscape? –– Which applications cost the most? Do you know why? Business Financial –– Which applications are redundant? –– Are they based on reliable technologies? –– What purpose does the application serve? Is it of strategic business value or is it used for competitive advantage? Technology Operational –– Does it fall under SOX, or some other regulation? –– Which applications are dormant and which are active? –– Which applications have the highest/ lowesteBook "Step 1" customer satisfaction? –– How do all of these align with both spending and strategic direction? © MEGA - September 2012 3
    • 5 Ways to evaluate the costs, risks, and technology efficiency of your application portfolio #1. Get a unique view of all of the different components of your application portfolio. #2. Determine which of the applications are the most costly. #3. Evaluate the alignment of applications with business needs. #4. Identify applications’ technology efficiency. #5. Provide business intelligence reports to make relevant decisions about theeBook "Step 1" application portfolio. © MEGA - September 2012 4
    • Get a unique view of all the different#1 components of your application portfolio A global information model allows you to depict applications with all necessary information and all application relationships in a central Core Users Systems structure. Integrating multiple perspectives – business, functional, costs – helps you make better decisions about the business value and Business Application Processes technology efficiency of the applications to be Capabilities removed. The MEGA information model allows you to address the complexity of current application Business TechnologyeBook "Step 1" deployments. Lines © MEGA - September 2012 5
    • Determine which of the applications are#2 the most costly Cost is a crucial factor when analyzing the It is possible to identify which application portfolio. applications add business value A cost model facilitates the assessment of the and where it is possible to reduce most costly applications. costs.eBook "Step 1" © MEGA - September 2012 6
    • Evaluate the alignment of applications#3 with business needs A dedicated report (capability map) provides a clear understanding of the use of the applications to meet business needs. Simple models provide stable and structural references to: –– define functional coverage of applications related to business challenges –– align the application portfolio with business needs –– provide information for outsourcing decisions (cloud)eBook "Step 1" Capability map example This kind of model helps you iden- tify duplication, applications to be removed, and avoids the creation of redundant applications. © MEGA - September 2012 7
    • Identify applications’ technology efficiency#4 Rationalization and simplification of the –– Are the technologies compliant with the application portfolio requires the optimization group recommendations as it relates to the of technical components that support these technical framework? applications. –– Do existing technologies facilitate the imple- –– What are the risks associated with an obso- mentation of simplifying operations and re- lete technology or the end of support by one ducing costs while adhering to infrastructure supplier? standards?eBook "Step 1" © MEGA - September 2012 8
    • Provide business intelligence reports#5 to make relevant decisions about the application portfolio Executives need consolidated information in order to grasp many different perspectives of a situation before they can make a decision. Graphical maps and diagrams facilitate the analysis of information and identify the best modernization options for your application portfolio (tolerate, innovate, migrate, or eliminate). Tolérer Innover ! Efficacité Risques eteBook "Step 1" et sécurité coûts technique Eliminer Migrer Valeur métier © MEGA - September 2012 9
    • For the next steps, see:eBook: 4 ways to get asimple, organized view of yourapplication landscapeeBook: 5 ways to organizethe decision process and planthe transformation of yourapplication portfolio© MEGA - September 2012 10
    • MEGA: A global leader inenterprise architectureVisit our website to learn moreabout our APM solutions:www.mega.com/apm© MEGA - September 2012 11