New market drivers and business opportunities such as mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures are continually impacting the way IT can support and drive the business. A regularly evolving applications portfolio strategy can enable CIOs to position IT to support and leverage technology enablers for business efficiency. CIOs are continuously looking to streamline the applications footprint to:
Exhibit 12.1 outlines the drivers that contribute to rationalizing the applications footprint.
*Driven by M&A events Source: Deloitte
An M&A transaction is a disruptive event that can be leveraged to streamline the applications portfolio. No matter whether the transaction is an acquisition, a merger, or even a divestiture, applications rationalization can help to accomplish the following:
CIOs and IT leadership should be driving a ...