In today’s world, businesses with an agile IT landscape are better prepared for the inevitable changes resulting from digital transformation. To keep up with the rapidly accelerating pace of business, enterprises have amassed thousands of applications in their portfolios as a result of various drivers, including strategic mergers and acquisitions, organizational changes, hardware upgrades, and the adaption of cutting-edge technology. As a result, their IT environments become incredibly rigid, complex, and expensive to maintain. The environment also produces silos of redundant information, which negatively affects the bottom line.
LeanIX internal research indicates that large enterprises (> €1 billion annual revenues) have an average of 650 applications deployed. The 10% largest companies even have an average of a staggering 3400. Not all of these applications are mission critical. In order to stay abreast of current innovative trends, provide first-class customer service, reduce cost, and scale globally, enterprises benefit from having a tightly rationalized application landscape.
This white paper explains how application rationalization contributes to the bottom line and provides you with a useful guide on how to do it.