CIOs Overwhelmed With Obsolete Apps

CIOs Overwhelmed With Obsolete Apps

Subtraction by AdditionSubtraction by Addition

48% of CIOs and other tech leaders say their company has more applications than it needs, up from just 34% in 2011.

A Current ConsiderationA Current Consideration

76% say that app modernization is important to their organization’s business objectives.

Cleaning HouseCleaning House

About seven of 10 respondents believe that up to one-fifth of their current apps share similar functionality and should be consolidated.

Irrelevant AppsIrrelevant Apps

Only 37% say that a majority of their apps are critical to their business.

Flying BlindFlying Blind

58% say their organizations do not have a framework and methodology to help the application portfolio meet business objectives, and 46% of those CIOs and tech leaders say such a framework is needed.

Top Strategies Used for Application Portfolio ModernizationTop Strategies Used for Application Portfolio Modernization

Replacement: 36%, Enhancement: 36%, Consolidation: 28%

Budget ForecastBudget Forecast

61% say total IT spending within business will increase over the next five years. Just 11% say it will decrease.

IT's Top Strategic GoalsIT’s Top Strategic Goals

Increasing efficiencies through tech systems: 55%, Boosting productivity: 47%, Cutting overall business costs: 36%, Improving quality of apps: 27%, Enabling innovation through apps: 26%

Top Disruptive Technologies Being DeployedTop Disruptive Technologies Being Deployed

Cloud computing: 56%, Mobility: 54%, Social: 41%, Big data: 34%

Top Operational Challenges for CIOsTop Operational Challenges for CIOs

Data security: 61%, Data quality: 43%, Complexity of IT landscape: 40%, Obsolete, outdated tech: 34%, Governance and service integration: 33%

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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