According to a new study by CapGemini, almost every second CIO believes that his or her organization has more applications than needed, and 55% think that less than half of their in-house apps are mission-critical!
As a result, organizations are dealing with application sprawl while overspending on licenses and maintenance for unused or duplicate software. In addition, an unmanaged application portfolio creates enormous speed bumps on your Evergreen IT journey which requires a smooth and ongoing upgrade and management process. Therefore, it is vital to manage your Evergreen application rollout process in a streamlined and automated manner while reducing your application footprint.
In an Evergreen IT context, application rollouts also happen as part of ongoing software optimization efforts that consider the application usage statistics of your entire estate and find programs that might be due for retirement or could be culled permanently. In addition, new core applications need to be rolled out to the entire organization (e.g., upgrading to a new Internet Explorer version or implementing Skype for Business) or other business applications to specific business units (such as an SAP upgrade or a new front-end implementation of a back-end system) in a Business-as-Usual manner.
Rolling out a new application with Dashworks isn't different from managing your Evergreen hardware refresh cycle or your Windows 10 Servicing. Simply load your inventory from SCCM and equivalent tools into Dashworks and define your scope based on your specific criteria for this iteration. Then, you can create a repeatable application rollout project framework, including self-service tools and automated project emails, and manage it within Dashworks' central command and control center.
Doing so has multiple benefits: