How Well Do You Know Your Application Environment?

ApplicationTopologySampleIn this new world of BYOD, Cloud Service Offerings, and new business paradigms, the very nature and role of Enterprise IT is transforming. As a leader of the IT Enterprise, you have the challenge to "future proof" current investments and at the same time deliver innovations that result in strategic business advantage and/or reduce costs. Charting a path in these new waters demands a deep set of criteria that includes business processes and essential capabilities needed to ensure compatibility both inside and outside of your organization.

In order to enable critical decision-making, it is important to understand and communicate your organization's business applications and infrastructure components. Don't stop at the tried and true server topology, go deeper to take inventory applications and business processes. How they interface, if at all, and where the application is hosted.

Capturing and mapping your organizations applications and infrastructure components into an Application Topology provides a visual representation that enables you to:

  • Clarify applications in place

  • Enhance, eliminate, or replace existing application offerings

  • Prepare for merger or acquisition

  • Prepare for a migration to cloud solutions

  • Identify data sources for BI solutions

  • Find ghost applications

  • Identify IT and business owners

  • Plan lifecycle management strategy

  • Provide an approved version of the application topology for IT and business stakeholders

View a larger example Application Topology Map from Intellinet here.

Need help? Intellinet's Application Topology Assessment assists you and your IT staff to capture a comprehensive view of your application and infrastructure landscape and ensure that you can more easily understand and communicate your IT environment. Click here to schedule your Application Topology Assessment today.

Topics: Application Development, Management Consulting, Strategy