Applications Consolidation Rising Rapidly

December, 2007

Irvine, Calif.–According to Computer Economics, more than three-quarters of all organizations have engaged in applications consolidation, indicating that the trend by enterprises to standardize on fewer software vendors is rising. Computer Economics is an IT research firm that specializes in metrics for IT management.

Although most application consolidation projects involve merging only two or three systems into a single instance, the scale of some projects can be much greater–sometimes involving hundreds of applications, as the firm reported in their recent study, Applications Consolidation: Adoption Trends and Benefits.

According to the study, research on applications consolidation is underway at 22% of all organizations. Another 22% are in the implementation stage, and 33% have already consolidated some applications.

The full report covers the adoption rates, return on investment, and total cost of ownership that small, midsize, and large organization are obtaining on applications consolidation projects. It is available at no charge to Computer Economics clients, or may be purchased from

Computer Economics is an IT research and advisory firm that provides critical data to enable informed budgetary and technology adoption decisions. The company’s IT Spending, Staffing, and Technology Trends study, published annually since 1990, is the definitive source of IT spending data, staffing benchmarks, technology trends, and related metrics across multiple industries and government sectors.