For all the complaining about the cost of IT, the root cause of most IT expenditures continues to be an almost insatiable appetite for applications among business users. A new survey of 100 companies of different sizes, conducted by Capgemini and Hewlett-Packard, finds that IT organizations are struggling under the weight of extended application portfolios. But the study finds that many of those applications are redundant, resulting in ballooning IT costs.
So in the same breath, business leaders cry out for reduced IT costs, then call for more applications. It’s little wonder that enterprise IT is between a rock and a hard place.
Click through for results from a Capgemini survey on rising application costs.
Half of the larger companies say there are too many.
Larger companies say more than half.
There are a lot of superfluous applications.
A lot more data is being stored than required.
Delivering value tops the list.
Upgrades equal consolidation.
Plenty of opportunity to reduce the cost of IT.
It costs money to take an application down.
There is work to be done.
The demand comes from the business side.
The majority do.
The vast majority goes over a border.