CIOs Overwhelmed With Obsolete Apps

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 04-07-2014 Email

CIOs and other senior tech executives say IT is supporting far too many apps that are no longer relevant to business support, according to a recent survey from Capgemini. Most agree that app-modernization initiatives would help address the issue, but they also say that they don't have a formal strategy to align app deployment with business objectives. This could hurt performance in the long run should the problem linger, creating issues which go far beyond those that are a relatively minor irritation for IT. "Ultimately, it's not a problem that should keep the wider business up at night," says Ron Tolido, senior vice president of applications services for Capgemini. "But in a world where all facets of an organization are starting to embrace digital transformation—and are dependent on the quick deployment of mobile, social, big data and cloud solutions for competitive advantage—a well-rationalized applications landscape suddenly becomes a much bigger, strategic imperative for the whole company." The survey also sheds light upon broader tech topics, such as IT budgets, CIO challenges and disruptive technologies of interest. More than 1,115 global CIOs and top-level IT decision-makers participated in the research. For more about the survey, click here.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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