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Application Rationalization is custom as each organization is unique. This is so true that it would be an understatement to say that not all organizations are created equally. Diversity can be seen even within the same industry, even with businesses that compete with each other for the same market segment.

This diversity means that there really isn’t a “one size fits all” solution when it comes to the software requirements of your business. It’s common for organizations to purchase a suite of applications and hope for the best outcome. However, this will only lead to extra expenses and inefficiencies in the business processes.
The goal is to identify the optimum mix of applications that are required to achieve business objectives. Once this is done, then it is a matter of finding the shortest path to this point. This, of course, is why application rationalization is so important.
At its core, Application Rationalization is the process of strategically identifying applications across your business to determine which ones should be kept, replaced, retired, or even consolidated. With the right partner by your side, application rationalization can be an incredible opportunity to achieve improvements in business operations in a way that also better prepares your infrastructure for future challenges, too.
At Cloud Computing Technologies, we ARE that partner – and we’ve been providing our own innovative blend of application rationalization services to customers like you for many years.

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Application Rationalization is a critical function of your IT team. What’s important to remember is that it isn’t a one time action. Rather, it is an on-going process of transforming your application(s) to facilitate changes in your business processes and industry.
The need to leverage the power of Cloud Computing has made Application Rationalization even more important. So IT teams need to strategize how they optimize and migrate applications to the Cloud.
One of the most common migration strategies is Refactoring. It’s the process of changing a piece of software in a way that does NOT alter its external behavior but DOES improve its internal structure and optimize it for the Cloud. This allows you to unlock a number of major benefits, like:
  • Dramatically improving code readability.
  • Simplifying code structure.
  • Improving maintainability, performance and even extensibility.

Cloud Migration prerequisite Application Rationalization

CCT is experienced with the entire spectrum of migration strategies and can empower your organization during its cloud migration process. Moving your applications into the Cloud creates an environment where those apps – and your data – can be accessed from anywhere, on any device, at any time. Not only does this make it far easier for people to work while on-the-go, but it also empowers communication and enables a superior level of collaboration, too.
As part of our cloud migration services, we’ll work with you to:
  • Assess the current state of your applications.
  • Determine the migration strategy that suits you best.
  • Plan for your migration.
  • Help you achieve total stakeholder buy-in.
  • Handle vendor management.
  • Train your employees on the new environment.
  • Refractor and re-platform your existing applications should that be deemed necessary.
  • And more.
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Microservices Architecture

Gone are the days where applications were bulky and stagnant. Applications are now expected to continuously evolve with the business. Monolithic applications of yesteryear are gradually being replaced or converted into the Microservices architecture in order to accommodate these changes.

Essentially, the Microservices architecture is one that breaks down a larger application into a series of smaller components – all of which remain connected to one another through a series of APIs and REST interfaces.

This migration transforms formerly monolithic applications into highly maintainable and testable Microservices Architecture systems. Because components are loosely coupled, they’re also independently deployable and are platform and language independent. So you can even migrate some components to a more modern programming language without breaking the rest of the application.

But the most important benefit of all is that your applications are finally organized around your business capabilities. They will become the engine that drives your business forward.
If you’d like to find out more information about our application rationalization software development solutions, or if you just have any additional questions that you’d like to discuss with someone in a bit more detail, please don’t delay – contact Cloud Computing Technologies today.

CCT Guided Journey To The Cloud

At CCT, we ensure that our customers are never alone during the migration. We stand by you and guide you through each step.

Once the Integration Strategy is identified, the next step is to identify the MICROSERVICES ARCHITECTURE that will best suit the needs of your business. This will depend on many factors that are unique to your organization such as the nature of the business and the market segment.

RATIONALIZATION is the process of identifying which applications are required for optimum business performance. Some of the existing applications will be refactored or re-platformed, while new ones may be introduced for other needs. Some of the unnecessary or obsolete applications will be retired.
The process of REFACTORING then comes in to play in order to transform existing applications and make them Cloud-ready. This is a time-consuming process and it is vital that it is properly managed.
MIGRATION is a complex and critical process, as you will be dealing with applications that serve millions of users on a daily basis. It is important to have a robust migration plan in order to ensure success and continuity.

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The Cloud Computing Technologies Approach

Cloud Computing has taken the world by storm. Many organizations that thought they can build their applications with their know-how and tools have now started realizing the benefits of Cloud Computing. This realization has resulted in a steep increase in the adoption of cloud technologies.
At Cloud Computing Technologies, we take pride in guiding our customers through their cloud migration. We offer secure, scalable, and fully on-demand cloud services through our enterprise-level cloud partners like Amazon AWS.
If you’d like to find out more information about all of our innovative service offerings, or if you’d just like to discuss your own needs with someone in a bit more detail, please don’t delay – contact Cloud Computing Technologies today


The benefits to cloud computing are numerous and significant. Primarily, cloud computing enables your organization to quickly setup a server and applications platform for your virtual office without hardware and software dependencies. In addition, with a cloud based centralized server and application platform, your work from home (WFH) users can securely access business IT resources from any location and any time zone.
Commonly, organizations report significant cost reductions in hardware, licensing, and maintenance after moving to the cloud. This is due to more efficient use of systems as a consumption-based pricing model is more palatable to constrained IT budgets. Rather than dealing with unanticipated huge IT capital outlays, cloud spending is easier to forecast and measure outlays to departments.
Cloud computing can easily accommodate surge capacity needs as it can scale up and scale down to meet your operational requirements on an as needed basis. Your data and systems are protected with a cloud platform that is already security regulatory compliant, so business continuity capability is already addressed.
Collaborate on a higher scale through multiple communications avenues within the cloud. With virtual cloud desktops, secure file access, cloud-based email or applications, your ability to collaborate is greatly enhanced.
At CCT we recommend that all organizations shed all the dependencies and limiting factors of legacy IT by moving into agile, fault-tolerant, and strategic cloud solutions that we provide.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Application Rationalization is the process of reviewing, evaluating, and optimizing an organization’s portfolio of software applications to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and align with strategic business objectives. In today’s digital landscape, businesses are often inundated with numerous legacy applications, redundant systems, and outdated technologies, leading to inefficiencies, security risks, and increased maintenance costs. Application Rationalization helps businesses streamline their application portfolios, retire obsolete or redundant applications, and prioritize investments in innovative technologies that drive growth and competitiveness.
Application Rationalization offers several benefits for businesses, including cost savings, improved operational efficiency, enhanced agility, and reduced complexity. By rationalizing their application portfolios, businesses can eliminate unnecessary spending on licensing, maintenance, and support for redundant or underutilized applications, reallocating resources to more strategic initiatives. Additionally, Application Rationalization enables businesses to standardize processes, improve data integrity, and enhance user experience by consolidating and modernizing their application stack. Ultimately, implementing a rationalization strategy can help businesses optimize their IT investments, increase productivity, and drive greater value for stakeholders.
The Application Rationalization process typically involves several key steps, including inventorying existing applications, assessing their business value and technical complexity, identifying opportunities for consolidation or retirement, and developing a roadmap for implementation. Businesses can start by conducting a thorough inventory of their application portfolio, categorizing applications based on criteria such as usage, functionality, and strategic importance. Next, businesses should assess each application’s alignment with business goals, evaluate its technical fit and performance, and identify any dependencies or integration points with other systems. Finally, businesses can prioritize rationalization efforts based on factors such as cost savings, risk mitigation, and strategic alignment, developing a phased approach for implementation.
Businesses may encounter several challenges when undertaking Application Rationalization, including resistance to change, lack of visibility into application dependencies, and difficulty in prioritizing competing demands and objectives. To overcome these challenges, businesses should engage stakeholders early and often throughout the rationalization process, fostering collaboration and buy-in from key decision-makers and end-users. Additionally, businesses should leverage tools and techniques such as application dependency mapping, business case development, and impact analysis to gain insights into their application portfolios and make informed decisions about rationalization priorities. By addressing these challenges proactively and involving stakeholders in the decision-making process, businesses can increase the likelihood of successful outcomes and maximize the benefits of Application Rationalization.
Businesses can benefit from partnering with external consultants, vendors, or service providers with expertise in Application Rationalization to support their efforts. These experts can offer valuable insights, best practices, and methodologies for assessing, prioritizing, and implementing rationalization initiatives effectively. Additionally, businesses can leverage tools and technologies provided by external vendors to automate and streamline the rationalization process, reducing manual effort and accelerating time to value. By tapping into external expertise and resources, businesses can augment their internal capabilities, overcome challenges, and achieve their goals more efficiently and effectively.