When companies grow, either organically or by acquisition, their IT grows with it. This tends not to be a big issue in growth mode, but it inevitably reaches a tipping point. It costs too much to support all the applications, and risk increases as resources
are spread across too many projects.
When deciding on which applications to keep, merge or retire, the process becomes a turf battle - influence and opinion becomes the driving factors in these decisions. By the time application quality/risk is taken into account, it's often too late to change course.
The following pages outline the top 5 critical insights to keep in mind when starting a new rationalization or consolidation initiative.
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