IT Pro Show 168: 03.17.2014

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IT Pro Show podcastExecutive Summary:

Is software bloat a problem at your company? How are you managing it? What can you do about it? We’ll discuss as well as talk about some of the inherent challenges facing Enterprise Architects. They may not always be setup for success.

Hosts: John KresicTom KresicMike Kresic

Running Time: 32:34

 

IT Pro News Flash:

IT Pro Main Topic:

Many organizations are struggling with software bloat. There are just too many apps. How many of them are truly necessary?

Some 48% of 1,116 CIOs and senior IT executives said their companies have more applications than required to run the business, according to Capgemini. That’s up from 34% in a previous survey by the systems integrator.

Only 37% said a majority of the applications their business is running are mission critical, while 70% reported that at least 20% of their applications are redundant.

“The weight of application landscapes is reaching critical mass; disruptive technologies have emerged,” the report states. “It is no longer a question of ‘whether’ to rationalize, but rather ‘when’ and ‘how’ to do it.”

 

Is aligning IT to business difficult or taken for granted? Do EAs need to climb out of IT?

How does an individual EITA climb the ladder?

You need four things:

  1. business knowledge

  2. empathy (and good reflective communication skills)

  3. courage

  4. air cover

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