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4 Keys To Implementing an Application Rationalization Practice

The implementation of a successful application rationalization practice requires that a governance program be put in place that is comprised of:                       

 

1. People: Create a cross line-of-business governance body

2. Policies:  Set standards that define an application compliance and rationalization strategy

3. Processes: Workflows to rationalize the existing inventory and handle change events

4. Technology: Automate application rationalization to avoid spreadsheet chaos

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Zero-day attacks on Windows XP

A zero day exploit is basically an attack on code vulnerability on the same day that it has been found. There is a short window of time that occurs between when a security issue has been discovered in application or operating system code, and the time when that system gets a patch or other solution to address the problem. This time is when an affected system is most vulnerable. Application vendors and operating system providers will actively respond to these threats and fix them, probably before you even know that a threat existed. Continue reading...

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4 Keys to implementing an application rationalization practice

To download the entire report http://futurestateit.com/2013/07/09/4-keys-to-implementing-an-application-rationalization-practice/

 The implementation of a successful application rationalization practice requires that a governance program be put in place that is comprised of:                       

 

1. People: Create a cross line-of-business governance body

2. Policies:  Set standards that define an application compliance and rationalization strategy

3. Processes: Workflows to rationalize the existing inventory and handle change events

4. Technology: Automate application rationalization to avoid spreadsheet chaos

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Migrating to Windows 7 is like moving to a new house - video

Watch the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8a9vnv5-r0

Much like a cluttered basement, an application portfolio can be bloated with redundant, unused and old applications. Retiring these applications will further reduce the scope of applications for migration and help create a lean and agile portfolio. 

When it comes to your application portfolio, you can automate the 'decluttering' or rationalization process with a SaaS solution called AppRx. With just a few clicks of the mouse, list of the applications in your portfolio, you can quickly and effortlessly find out which applications in your portfolio are redundant, unused and out of date. AppRx will also help you to identify application candidates for retirement, replacement, consolidation and-or upgrade saving you and your team valuable time from painful remedial works.

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Windows 7 Migration is a lot like moving to a new house

Much like a cluttered basement, an application portfolio can be bloated with redundant, unused and old applications. Retiring these applications will further reduce the scope of applications for migration and help create a lean and agile portfolio.
When it comes to your application portfolio, you can automate the 'decluttering' or rationalization process with a SaaS solution called AppRx. With just a few clicks of the mouse, list of the applications in your portfolio, you can quickly and effortlessly find out which applications in your portfolio are redundant, unused and out of date. AppRx will also help you to identify application candidates for retirement, replacement, consolidation and-or upgrade saving you and your team valuable time from painful remedial works.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8a9vnv5-r0 WATCH THE VIDEO

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