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  • 1. 5 Ways to Get YourApplication Portfolio UnderControl An Innotas Executive Webinar Innotas 2012 | Confidential

2. Without active management, the applicationstack becomes a heavier anchor on an organizations ability to be agile and flexible.Thus, how an IT or application organization seeks tobalance project and application portfolioshas a strong bearing on the organizations future. Jim DugganResearch VPPage 2 Innotas 2012 | Confidential 3. APM & PPM Trends According to a recent Gartner survey of 1,000 PPMpractioners, about 25% of them have mastered thediscipline of true portfolio management. What is true portfolio management? Gartner: The integration or assembly of investment,project, asset and service portfolios into a set ofcoordinated views. Innotas is a visionary in Integrated IT portfolioanalysis (IIPA) to support true portfolio management. Page 3 Innotas 2012 | Confidential 4. 5 Ways to Get Your Apps under Control1. Create an inventory of all your applications2. Reduce redundant apps3. Identify the business value and costs of each app4. Map your apps in a TIME chart5. Optimize resources against applicationsPage 4 Innotas 2012 | Confidential 5. 1. Create an InventoryIT application inventories are simple tools that can greatlyfacilitate the process of IT governance. They are an essentialpart of the first IT governance component, defining the overall IT infrastructure. Conduct a manual inventory or automate the inventorycollection. Most companies use spreadsheets to keep track of their appinventory. Its easy to upload them into Innotas PPM/APM tool. Decide how much to inventory. Page 5 Innotas 2012 | Confidential 6. 2. Identify redundant applications Average Global Company Has 20% of RedundantApplications. Half agree that up to 50% of their application portfolio needs to be retired CapGemini, Application Landscape report Identify the applications tied to the same business processes Identify the preferred technology Assess the value of the applications Identify any applications that are redundant or can bereplaced/retired Page 6 Innotas 2012 | Confidential 7. 3. Indentify business value and costsDriving a common view of the overall value of a business application portfolio with end-user organizations is a criticalinitiative that the IT department must own.Jim Duggan, Research VP at Gartner Some firms focus solely on financial value measurements (costavoidance, net present value, ROI, payback period, etc.) IT organizations should consider the sum of the business valuesof everything it supports. IT investments should be mapped to five areas: strategicalignment, business process impact, architecture, directpayback, risk, and customer/revenue. Page 7 Innotas 2012 | Confidential 8. 4. Map applications in TIME Chart Assessing an applicationagainst the dimensions ofbusiness value and riskenables you to classify applications by strategy. Planning around high-level categories like tolerate,invest, migrate and eliminate (TIME) is a key step in the APMprocess, and ensures a manageable and cost-effective program.Jim Duggan from Gartner in ApplicationPortfolio Triage: TIME for APM Page 8 Innotas 2012 | Confidential 9. 5. Optimize resources against applications Once costs/efforts areidentified againstapplications, identifyareas for increasedefficiency Balance resourcesacross applicationactivities and projectsPage 9 Innotas 2012 | Confidential 10. Contact InnotasLet us solve your IT Challenges. Headquarters :111 Sutter Street, Suite 300San Francisco, CA 94104 Phone: +1 866-692-7362 Email: info@innotas.com Twitter: @innotas LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/innotas Page 10 Innotas 2012 | Confidential