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Tools to facilitate Application Portfolio Management and Modernization

apps modernization.pngRecently TechTarget published their definition of Applications Modernization


“Application modernization is the refactoring, re-purposing or consolidation of legacy software programming to align it more closely with current business needs.”


This to me seemed to be a relatively reactive perspective to modernization. Once the alignment between effort expended and value generated is completed on a business’s application portfolio, the analysis needs to be maintained. Part of modernization needs to include the effort for the on-going governance and assessment of the environment.


There are a number of tools on the market to facilitate this. The one we use within HP ES is:

HP Application Portfolio Management


There is a short video made last year that provide a high level view of both the product and the service: 

Application transformation allowing you do to more with more

Today, HP is announcing new applications transformation capabilities to help organizations do more with more -- more mobile devices, more platforms in a wider variety of locations.


Everyone is familiar with how traditional IT applications consume the majority of the budget keeping the existing organization working. These systems of record build up over time and need to be examined periodically for the value they provide. Over the next couple of days, I am going to put out some posts about the changing expectations of applications and the transformations that can take place in business and the new levels of business value that can be generated.


To help with this I’ve included some videos from Geoffrey Moore so here is the first one that introduces the concepts of systems of record and systems of engagement:


Geoffrey Moore video 1.png 

Yes, organizations need to do more with more and if it is well planned it can even cost less too.

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  • Steve Simske is an HP Fellow and Director in the Printing and Content Delivery Lab in Hewlett-Packard Labs, and is the Director and Chief Technologist for the HP Labs Security Printing and Imaging program.
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