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Five Steps To Building A Recession-Proof Packaged Applications Strategy

A Practical Approach Using Forrester's Long-Term Apps Strategy Framework

December 22, 2008

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Application delivery professionals continue to face tremendous change from new business models, economic crises, changing workforce dynamics, and technology advancement. The current global recession challenges enterprises to tightly align packaged apps strategies with relevant business drivers. With regulatory compliance and operational efficiency as top-of–mind concerns, enterprises must recession-proof existing strategies to achieve sustainable change, identify opportunities to make business processes more efficient, choose the most effective technology strategy, and reexamine vendor relationships. The near-term goal: Find ways to optimize existing investments in packaged apps in order to free up money to fund not only budget cuts but also potential revenue sources for innovation.

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Table of Contents

  • Step 1: Align Packaged Apps Strategy With Recession-Relevant Business Drivers
  • Step 2: Organize The Stakeholders For Sustainable Change
  • Step 3: Identify Opportunities In Commoditized And Differentiated Processes
  • Step 4: Select Effective Technology Strategies
  • Step 5: Reexamine Your Vendor Relationships
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