Connecting to LinkedIn...

W1siziisijiwmtuvmdqvmtuvmdgvntqvmzgvnzi1l01ptlrbu0hfqkxpr19vtljftkrfukvex0lnqudfx3jlc2l6zwrfyw5kx3jlbmrlcmvklmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimtkymhgxmjuwiyjdxq

Blog

Half of CIOs believe business has too many applications

13/03/2014 by

W1siziisijiwmtqvmtavmjgvmtuvndgvmzgvmjuzl2zpbguixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisijywmhg0mdbcdtawm2uixv0

Almost half (48%) of CIOs believe their business has more applications than it needs and just 37% think most of their applications are business critical, according to a study.

The Capgemini 2014 Application Landscape Report questioned more than 1,000 CIOs about the business application landscape in businesses across 16 countries.

It revealed that 73% of CIOs globally think 20% of applications share similar functionality and should be consolidated. A total of 57% believe that 20% of applications should be retired or replaced.

In the UK 78% of CIOs said they have a good or sufficient understanding of the state of the applications portfolio.

Ivar Sinka, head of business architecture at Capgemini, said in today’s digital age CIOs are seen as business enablers with a their roles including introducing new applications.

“This is directly driven by the new possibilities and fundamental changes that disruptive technologies – cloud, mobile, social and big data – can bring, as well as a greater recognition and understanding from the business value they can deliver.” In the UK 60% of CIOs have introduced cloud based technologies, 50% mobile, 30% social and 28% big data.

“However, this brave new world is not without complexity – CIOs are unsurprisingly facing multiple pressures when it comes to their business applications portfolio. We’ve moved on considerably since this study in 2011 where we saw CIOs delaying decisions on rationalisation.  Now, the rush of new technologies and the pressure from the business to implement and deploy new applications quickly, seems to be forcing their hand,” added Sinka.

This article has been extracted from http://www.computerweekly.com, please click on this link to read the article in full http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240215613/Half-of-CIOs-believe-business-has-too-many-applications.

Montash is a multi-award winning , global IT recruitment firm. Specialising in permanent and contract positions across mid-senior appointments across a wide range of industry sectors and IT functions including:

ERP, BI & Data, Information Security, IT Architecture & Strategy, Scientific Technologies, Demand IT and Business Engagement, Digital and E-commerce, Infrastructure and Service Delivery, Project and Programme Delivery.

For more information please contact us on +44 (0) 20 7014 0230 or alternatively send us an email on info@montash.com.

comments powered by Disqus

Social Stream

Latest News

W1siziisijiwmtcvmdqvmjqvmtqvmzqvmzuvnjg3l3nodxr0zxjzdg9ja182mdq2otc5nziuanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizodb4mtawiyjdxq

What Does A Snap Election Mean For Recruitment?

2017-04-25 08:00:00 +0100

On Tuesday 18th April, Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap general election for 8th June, taking the nation by surprise. Rather than waiting until 2020, voters will now be casting their ballots in a matter of weeks. The hope for the government is that a Tory victory give the prime minister a strong mandate in parliament as Brexit negotiations begin. This sudden decision has been embraced by many in the recruitment industry due to the anticipated st...

W1siziisijiwmtcvmdqvmtkvmtuvndivntgvnjcyl3nodxr0zxjzdg9ja18xmja3mdi1ndcuanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizodb4mtawiyjdxq

Evolve or Die: The Importance of Being Agile

2017-04-19 18:00:00 +0100

In the high-speed world of IT, agility is essential if you want to stay on top. Over the last 20 years, Montash Managing Director Roy Dungworth has experienced many changes in the industry. But two things never change - the need for business agility and the importance of people. Roy shares his insights after two decades in the industry. The pace of the IT industry increases every year. The way people buy or consume information today is having an enormou...