Infrastructure Slideshow: Overcoming Application OverloadBy Dennis McCafferty | Posted 03-29-2011
85 percent of respondents say their application portfolios are in need of rationalization.
Nearly 60 percent of respondents say they currently support "more" or "far more" applications than are necessary.
Just 4 percent of respondents say every IT system they use is business-critical.
One half of respondents say up to 50 percent of their application portfolio needs to be retired.
61 percent of respondents say they keep all data beyond its expiration date for just-in-case considerations.
56 percent of respondents at large enterprises say that at least half of their apps are custom-built, increasing the complexity of required platforms/technologies.
Only 13 percent of respondents at large enterprises say their application development and maintenance teams are aligned.
Less than one half of respondents their maintenance teams are in sync with app development only about 50 percent of the time.
Top barriers to rationalizing/retiring redundant apps (percent respondents):
Cost of retirement services (61 percent)Missing architecture alignment (18 percent)Incomplete business cases (9 percent)