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Application Consolidation: Adoption Trends and Benefits
Although consolidation of multiple applications or multiple system instances into a single system can be a great undertaking, the resulting benefits can be huge. This study investigates the payoffs and risks associated with application consolidation, which is based on our survey of more than 200 IT organizations. We provide statistics on the adoption rate for application consolidation along with the percentage of organizations that experience positive or negative return on investment (ROI). Analysis of application consolidation cost experiences are also included along with the quantitative effect that application consolidation has on IT budgets. The report concludes with practical guidelines for application consolidation that mitigate the risks of the effort. (6 pp., 8 figs.)[Executive Summary]
Worldwide E-Business Technology Spending Projections 2003 to 2005 (December 2002)
Worldwide e-business spending will reach $80.5 billion in 2003. The United States will account for $33.5 billion of the worldwide total.
IT Staffing Trends in Organizations With ERP Applications in Place (Oct 2002)
Many organizations will be facing the need to move their operations to an ERP system to stay competitive and to control costs. The challenges of bringing your company into the ERP world are manageable, as many other organizations have demonstrated, but it will require a major investment of management time, creativity, and effort.