Eliminating the Application Bottlenecks that Derail Cloud Implementations
Enterprises want to move to cloud because of the efficiencies and savings it promises. But to actually realize those benefits, companies must first get their bloated application houses in order.
Most enterprises have thousands of applications, many of which are outdated, don’t deliver enough business value, or are used by a small minority of employees. Yet they’re still supporting and paying for these applications. While IT organizations have long grappled with how to manage and rationalize all these applications, most do not have a handle on exactly what’s being used, by whom, how frequently, via what delivery methods, and under what circumstances. As a result, instead of being able to rationalize their applications, they watch as the pool grows exponentially. As they plan transitions to the cloud, this lack of knowledge combined with a bloated application portfolio has the potential to derail the migrations. It would be virtually impossible—or at minimum, tremendously time-consuming and costly—to migrate all these applications to the cloud, and anyway, it wouldn’t make sense to do so since many businesses will still require applications that are hosted in their own data centers, or installed or run virtually on employee desktops.
This presentation outlines the key application-related considerations for CIOs or senior IT professionals responsible for charting the next cloud steps for their organizations.
Attendees will learn:
- Specific consequences of not rationalizing your application portfolio before embarking on a cloud transition.
- How to gain the rich, detailed insights into users, application usage and device usage needed to completely understand –and then rationalize –your existing environment.
- The type of analytics required to get the “big data” on end-user computing that will result in an efficient transition.
- How to decide which applications make sense for the cloud and which are best served by other delivery methods.