The Enterprise Application Lifecycle: Self-Service Deployment and Lowering TCO
Managing applications used to be a simple “one every few years” exercise of deploying Windows and Office to desktops. Today’s complex daily mix of physical, virtual and mobile application management, is anything but simple. More frequent releases and regular end of life announcements for Windows, Windows Server, and Internet Explorer complicate matters even more.
With user demand for more applications, more devices, and expectations of faster response times on the rise, it is nearly impossible to keep up. Shadow IT, where employees do it themselves, may provide a faster response than IT, but only increases the cost of ownership and organizational risk.
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