|[November 09, 2012]
Application Portfolio Management Expert Tells How to Reduce IT Costs
BOSTON --(Business Wire)--
MEGA announced today that Forrester (News - Alert) Research, Inc. vice president and
research director Phil Murphy, an expert on IT application modernization
and rationalization, will speak at a MEGA
Webinar about how companies can gain business agility through
application portfolio management (APM (News - Alert)). Registration
is now open for the event, which will be Thursday, November 15, at 11 am
The presentation, "Agility without Portfolio Management is Impossible!",
is based on Murphy's extensive work on APM with application
professionals, enterprise architects, CIOs, and other IT professionals,
helping companies align business and IT.
Murphy authored the Forrester report "Application
Portfolio Tools Miss the Mark", April 2011, where he addressed how
APM can create business value through IT transparency and how companies
can make smart choices about the APM tools they select.
"Customers want APM to simplify the outrageous complexity that has built
up over time in their application and technology portfolios, and they
are looking to tools that can help them," noted Murphy in the report.
"Customers seek transparency in two forms - technical transparency
articulates the state of the applications; linking that information with
business transparency shows the who, where, why, and when of IT resource
The Webinar will address specific issues in APM:
How companies can develop a structured plan to reduce high IT
maintenance costs that are caused by aging applications, changes in
technology, or new business needs.
The important capabilities that a solid APM solution must have to
simplify and manage today's IT complexities.
What steps to take to be ready to handle the evolution to a modern IT
MEGA recently introduced the MEGA
APM solution to help companies streamline and improve their
application portfolio, and make it more responsive to changing business
needs. The new solution provides tools for comprehensive IT application
rationalization and modernization.
"CIOs tell us that they are asked to provide more IT services with lower
budgets, so managing the application portfolio has become one of their
top priorities," explained Lucio de Risi, CEO, MEGA. "This software
helps them create an organized, consistent view of the application
portfolio to aid in relevant, cost-effective decisions on application
retirement or upgrades."
MEGA International provides software solutions
for enterprise architecture, business process analysis, and GRC. Based
on the powerful MEGA Suite, its solutions are used by more than 75,000
people worldwide. Clients include Aetna, BAE Systems (News - Alert), Cardinal Health,
Choice Hotels, Cox Enterprises, JC Penney, Medco Health Solutions,
Nissan, and Procter & Gamble. www.mega.com.
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