Posts Tagged "application inventory"
“We have 1300 applications”, “We have 1 application only, but it is THE application”. I heard these statements from 2 different clients. The first one is smaller than the second one. How can this be? If 1300 >> 1 !!! Well, it comes from the ambiguous definition of…what an application is? How do you split your software?Read More
What is the best way to reduce cost?
This is the question hundreds of companies have been asking for decades, but in these times of economic crisis is more valid than ever. In their quest to find the magic formula to reduce budgets many of them opted to outsource internal projects. For software development, it is true that outsourcing could be a very attractive proposition, but at the same time it can backfire at you if you don’t have a rigorous control of the externalized applications. To take full advantage of outsourcing you have to plan carefully. That means you need a deep knowledge of your applications to easily pin point those more suited to outsource.Read More
One day, a student of philosophy approached Diogenes of Sinope, introduced himself and said “if it pleases you, sir, let me prove to you that there is no such thing as motion”. Whereupon Diogenes got up and walked out of the room. Diogenes proved motion just by walking…
Putting aside Diogenes’ cynicism, let’s prove the benefits of Application Inventory Management just by telling you how one of our customers started doing amazing things just exploiting their automatically generated application models with checKing AIM.Read More
To support their critical business processes, companies face an important number of challenges to manage a growing complex application infrastructure. Among these, the most desired to achieve by our customers are costs retention, avoid application downtime, manage the structure of business processes and control the configuration discrepancies between different environments. Based on the experience of our customers with Optimyth’s checKing AIM, I can say that achieve this four challenges are key to improve service levels in application infrastructure management.Read More
When we think about Application Lifecycle Management and many other IT processes that complement it, independently of the various possible methodological approaches at hand, the following schema proposes two axes to observe the portfolio of your software assets (APM), and the projects required for their development and evolution in time (PPM).Read More