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Troux Enterprise Architecture Solutions by Richard J. Reese

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Summary

This chapter introduced the concept of application optimization. It began with an explanation of why there are so many applications in companies, and why IT costs seem to continue to rise over time. A meta-model for collecting data about applications was presented. The Troux Optimization module was explained and a step-by-step process was defined for populating the meta-model with accurate, relevant information about applications. Next, a number of optimization examples were shown to indicate how, and where, to look for optimization opportunities. The chapter concludes with some interesting visualizations of the impact applications have on the business. The chapter closes with additional comments about why application portfolio optimization ...

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