Infrastructure Slideshow: Overcoming Application Overload

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 03-29-2011

85 percent

85 percent of respondents say their application portfolios are in need of rationalization.

85 percent

60 percent

Nearly 60 percent of respondents say they currently support "more" or "far more" applications than are necessary.

60 percent

4 percent

Just 4 percent of respondents say every IT system they use is business-critical.

4 percent

One half

One half of respondents say up to 50 percent of their application portfolio needs to be retired.

One half

61 percent

61 percent of respondents say they keep all data beyond its expiration date for just-in-case considerations.

61 percent

56 percent

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.

56 percent

13 percent

Only 13 percent of respondents at large enterprises say their application development and maintenance teams are aligned.

13 percent

One half

Less than one half of respondents their maintenance teams are in sync with app development only about 50 percent of the time.

One half

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)

Top barriers to rationalizing/retiring redundant apps (percent respondents):