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    Making the Case for Application Modernization

    When it comes to saving money on IT, there’s a tendency to focus on mitigating the symptoms rather than curing the actual disease.

    In the case of IT, the symptoms are the proliferation of servers and storage systems. The actual disease is all the applications that the IT organization is trying to support.

    A new survey from Forrester Consulting of 208 global IT organizations, commissioned on behalf of Hewlett-Packard, finds that IT organizations are finally turning their attention to the actual disease that plagues them — the number of redundant and obsolete applications they need to support.

    To modernize their application portfolios, IT organizations need to overcome not only technology issues, but a plethora of budgetary and internal political issues. But for those organizations that can successfully modernize their application portfolio, the one-time payoff in reduced infrastructure costs is nothing compared to the gains in IT operational efficiency that will continue to deliver returns on the initial investment required for years to come.

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    Click through for results from an application modernization study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of HP.

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    The sheer volume of applications exacerbates complexity.

    Source: A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of HP, May 2010

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    The care and maintenance of complex applications takes a heavy toll.

    Source: A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of HP, May 2010

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    Streamlining and reducing the cost of application portfolios is the primary goal.

    Source: A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of HP, May 2010

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    The primary goal is less costly IT infrastructure.

    Source: A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of HP, May 2010

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    Migrating off of legacy hardware and software is the primary benefit.

    Source: A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of HP, May 2010

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    Budget and disruption to the business run neck and neck.

    Source: A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of HP, May 2010

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    Slightly less than half intend to make the effort.

    Source: A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of HP, May 2010

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    Funding is always the biggest challenge, but risk is a close second.

    Source: A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of HP, May 2010

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    It’s hard to build and maintain a consensus across application stakeholders.

    Source: A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of HP, May 2010

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    There's not enough emphasis on application modernization as an overall strategy.

    Source: A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of HP, May 2010

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