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Critical Sourcing Decisions Depend On Your Application Portfolio Analysis

October 25, 2012

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In the realm of IT services sourcing, the strategic decisions and vendor selection process for your company's applications and infrastructures are perhaps the most important. Your service requirements and ability to meet business demands are largely based on your existing application portfolio, and the future of your application and infrastructure services will be designed around the application portfolio. This is the reason why the analysis of your existing application portfolio is an essential activity within the sourcing life cycle. The application portfolio analysis can help you answer questions like: What are the right sourcing candidates? What is the right sourcing option for application and infrastructure services? What capabilities should have the right vendors? What are the right contract statements to mitigate the application and infrastructure sourcing risks? Companies that rush or bypass their portfolio analysis risk making mismatched, misaligned sourcing decisions.

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Table of Contents

  • Ignorance Of Apps Limits Services Sourcing And Increases Risks
  • How To Analyze Your Application Portfolio
  • Using Your Application Portfolio To Support Sourcing Decisions
  • WHAT IT MEANS

  • The Application Analysis Is An Important Element Of Services Sourcing
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents