Rationalizing applications can reduce wasteful spending that can be put toward innovation projects. However, decisions on application rationalization require an assimilation of data from diverse sources such as discovery tools, service catalogs, asset management systems and application portfolio management systems. A common language of IT gives you the capability to assimilate data and identify and remove redundant applications.
IT heterogeneity exists in today’s computing environments for three reasons:
Legacy technologies still support critical business processes.
The distributed computing era’s best-in-class technology approach led to enterprise IT integrating and managing multiple products and technologies.
Mergers and acquisitions increase IT heterogeneity through acquired technologies and products.
IT heterogeneity poses both a challenge and an opportunity, depending on how an IT team chooses to address it. In this slideshow, Mahesh Kumar, vice president of strategy at BDNA – the company behind Technopedia.com, the world’s largest IT reference catalog – shares the benefits IT professionals receive when they adopt a common language of IT to tackle the variability issue that exists within their IT departments.