Watch this insightful video that identifies the key trends driving and shaping Applications Rationalization – and the steps your company can take now to move forward.
In this post on Moving apps to cloud: What to do with piles of legacy code, HP Blogger Nancy Lichtle talks about application silos gathering dust on the shelf. Application Silos - this is an often used term to indicate a pervasive problem that has steadily expanded across enterprises over the years. Given the high frequency of the application silo rearing its ugly head in multiple strategic discussions around enterprise transformation, I am thinking that it must be relatively easy to put one in place.
In my first meeting with my financial planner many years back, I was advised that I should continuously monitor my portfolio of investments on a regular basis and make adjustments as needed on a period basis -- depending on their current and projected value. I find that this principle is true not just for personal finances but also for IT professionals when you are dealing with a myriad set of applications within your environment. HP Applications Modernization Consultants, Joe Sterk and Tom Klinect hit this point home in this video from HP Discover 2012.
As [Gartner’s] Duggan says, once any application hits production it is instantly labeled "legacy". I immediately thought about new cars and their similarities with applications. As soon as you drive a new car off the lot, it loses half its value. It is an expensive purchase that will require attention and maintenance to be eventually replaced with a newer, improved version that better meets your current needs.
Here are the top 5 similarities I see between applications and new cars.