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Troux Enterprise Architecture Solutions by Richard J. Reese

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Chapter 3. Application Optimization

Applications are what drive business. Whether written in-house by IT, purchased as software packages, or provided "as a service" by a vendor, they are what make business efficient and competitive. However, over the years, due to various factors, IT has layered on application after application. As technologies of all kinds advanced, business asked for more and more capabilities. IT responded by building or buying new applications. As new applications were added, some older applications were retired, but in many companies, older applications were not retired; in many cases, the time and effort was too great to withdraw older applications, so newer applications were simply "bolted on" to the older solutions.

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