Best Practice Report

What App Dev Pros Need To Know In Building A Recession-Proof Packaged Apps Strategy

February 9th, 2009
R "Ray" Wang


The economic recession brings increased pressure on application development professionals to rationalize budgets in the context of both packaged apps and applications development. As app dev leaders and their business stakeholders scrutinize existing project plans for next-generation apps, upgrades, instance consolidation, and shared service projects, they must reassess packaged apps strategies in the context of key business drivers. In addition, with more and more enterprises now building custom extensions using a packaged apps vendor's middleware platform, overall apps strategies must span both the packaged and custom worlds. Consequently, Forrester recommends that app dev professionals apply lessons learned from the packaged apps world in building out a recession-proof enterprise apps strategy that's synchronized for both packaged apps and custom development programs.

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