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Applications meet Agility: Introducing Rationalization

Hunched over a diagram.jpgBy:  Larry Acklin, Manager, Applications Services, Hewlett Packard Company


Link to white paper:  Applications Rationalization for Enterprise Agility


Are your applications preventing you from becoming the agile enterprise that you want to be? How can you become the agile organization that you need to be to keep up with changing market demands?


These are some of the challenging questions and issues explored in the HP whitepaper, Applications Rationalization for Enterprise Agility. This paper discusses the hazards of applications sprawl and how to address it with applications rationalization. If:

  • improving agility
  • being able to shift more resources into innovation
  • reducing costs, and
  • ensuring the alignment of IT to the business are high on your priority list, then

HP believes you should invest in an applications rationalization initiative, the first step in an applications transformation journey.


This has never been a more important topic than right now. With the convergence of Cloud, Mobility, Big Data, Security, and Social Networking, your current applications are becoming the bottleneck to future growth and in some cases, an obstacle to keeping existing clients.  This is made very clear in a recent HP survey of IT and Applications leaders (summarized in the white paper).


What to do

Should you ignore the problem and just keep buying new applications, or let every business unit create their own IT environment to support their needs? There is no single answer. You have to take multiple steps at the same time. One step is to enable your business to capitalize on these new trends while another step is to simultaneously rationalize and modernize your current applications environment. These new trends require you to change the way you look at providing IT services to your business.


Click here to read this important white paper and learn how Rationalization can help you transform your applications environment.



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Copy of Larry - cropped.jpgLarry Acklin, Manager, Applications Services, Hewlett Packard Company

Larry has more than 26 years of experience in the application business including consulting, management, development, and leadership. He is responsible for several global HP Application Services offerings.  He has consulted on all aspects of IT management, business process, applications development, and applications management spanning clients in all industries globally. Larry has a degree in electrical engineering, specializing in computer software.

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