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Its 2013 – Time to De-Clutter?

The continuing proliferation of end-user computing applications (such as those built using Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Lotus Notes, Microsoft Sharepoint, and others) continues to impose significant challenges on businesses.

Businesses now have to deal with a myriad of heterogeneous, scattered applications, developed on different and sometimes unconnected platforms and architectures, difficult to monitor and, in many cases, unsupportable.

IT is struggling to reconcile the conflicting priorities of providing governance and maintaining control through standardization (or centralisation), versus enabling users with the agility and freedom that consumerisation offers.

Businesses are demanding applications that respond more rapidly to changing needs – including mobile access, device independence, collaboration and social engagement

This paper discusses the need for a holistic management framework for managing these applications, and why cloud computing offers a potent solution.


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