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    Application Bloat Afflicts the Enterprise

    While everyone wants IT to be more efficient these days, the fact remains that a lot of IT resources are being spent on supporting applications that are long past their prime.

    A survey of 150 IT managers at organizations with over $500 million in revenue, and conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of the Quest Software business unit of Dell, finds that application bloat is rampant across the enterprise. This results in not only wasted spending, but actually less agile businesses. The challenge, of course, is getting the business to rationalize many of these applications in the name of the greater good.

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    Click through for results from a survey on application bloat conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of the Quest Software business unit of Dell.

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    Millions of wasted IT dollars.

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    Big IT used to be cool.

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    Shift to the cloud is on an evolutionary pace.

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    The trouble is somebody has to decide which applications to eliminate.

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    IT infrastructure should be reserved for where it provides the most business value.

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    Can’t manage what you can’t see.

    Mike Vizard
    Mike Vizard
    Michael Vizard is a seasoned IT journalist, with nearly 30 years of experience writing and editing about enterprise IT issues. He is a contributor to publications including Programmableweb, IT Business Edge, CIOinsight and UBM Tech. He formerly was editorial director for Ziff-Davis Enterprise, where he launched the company’s custom content division, and has also served as editor in chief for CRN and InfoWorld. He also has held editorial positions at PC Week, Computerworld and Digital Review.

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