Click Fraud Protection

Connecting...

Enhanced app development 'can cut costs by 50%'

Insight | ADM | Operation costs | Application development

W1siziisijiwmtcvmduvmdmvmtivndivmzqvmtuvzw5oyw5jzwqtyxbwlwrldmvsb3btzw50lwnhbi1jdxqty29zdhmtynktntatcgvyy2vudc5qcgcixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisijewmdb4ndawiyjdxq

Optimising the way businesses conduct their application development and maintenance (ADM) strategies could help them slash their operation costs. 

A new study by consultancy firm Gartner found organisations might be able to save more than 50 per cent by doing this. It advised IT managers could reduce their expenditure by upgrading legacy applications and changing outdated approaches to staffing.

The report showed ADM accounted for around 34 per cent of a company's computing budget, yet many businesses believe this will continue to grow over the coming years, due to factors such as the rising cost of labour. However, Gartner claimed this was not necessarily the case, as long as firms followed best practices throughout the application and sourcing life cycle. 

According to the study, most companies secure their apps tactically, by asking several known service providers to compete for their work in terms of price and daily rates. Only 11 per cent of organisations were said to master source their programs, while many are ineffectively using staff augmentation to manage their ADM strategies.

In order to get the most out of their applications, Gartner recommended businesses should set out best practice contracts, while coming up with a set of key performance indicators to make sure their operations are performing well. In addition, they were advised to implement an analysis of their app portfolio and life cycle to be able to recognise the amount of effort needed to efficiently conduct their strategies.

Gilbert van der Heiden, research vice-president at the consultancy firm, commented: "Whatever model an organisation uses, it should be applied consistently and as objectively as possible, with a focus on measuring and improving productivity and quality. The more comparable the data than an organisation applies to the model, the better it can benchmark the results."

He also stated businesses should perform a proper analysis of their application portfolio to determine the most suitable method of sourcing new apps for each area of their operations. Firms adopting this strategy, he said, would be more likely to witness a reduction in costs and an improvement in effectiveness.

 


Posted by Jon Aspinell on 22nd April 2014

SHARE

LATEST JOBS
W1siziisijiwmtcvmdqvmjqvmtevmjavmjcvmtyvahixlmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimzm1ede3mfx1mdazyyjdxq
VACANCY

HR Training Specialist - London - £40...

City of London, London

£35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + additional benefits

HR & Training / Learning & Development / L&D Specialist - The City, London - up to £40,000 plus bonus and benefits Ra...

READ MORE
W1siziisijiwmtcvmdqvmjqvmtevmzmvndavnty5l21hcmsxlmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimzm1ede3mfx1mdazyyjdxq
VACANCY

Digital Analytics Lead

London, England

£50000 - £65000 per annum

Digital Analytics Lead / Data Performance Lead / Marketing Data Analyst / Digital Analyst / Consumer Behaviour Analys...

READ MORE
W1siziisijiwmtcvmdqvmjqvmtevmzmvndavnty5l21hcmsxlmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimzm1ede3mfx1mdazyyjdxq
VACANCY

Standalone Marketing Manager

Hayes, Middlesex

£45,000

A friendly & longstanding business, working with international brands. As the standalone Marketing Manager, you will ...

READ MORE
W1siziisijiwmtcvmdqvmjqvmtevmzmvndavnty5l21hcmsxlmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimzm1ede3mfx1mdazyyjdxq
VACANCY

Digital Analytics Lead

London, England

£60,000

Digital Analytics Lead / Data Performance Lead / Marketing Data Analyst / Digital Analyst / Consumer Behaviour Analys...

READ MORE
W1siziisijiwmtcvmdqvmjqvmtevmzmvndavnty5l21hcmsxlmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimzm1ede3mfx1mdazyyjdxq
VACANCY

CRM Manager (Italian)

London, England

£45,000 per annum

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an innovative CRM Manager (Italian speaking) to join a fun, passionate and dyn...

READ MORE
W1siziisijiwmtcvmdqvmjqvmtevmzmvndavnty5l21hcmsxlmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimzm1ede3mfx1mdazyyjdxq
VACANCY

Data Performance Lead

London, England

£55,000

A huge opportunity has arisen for a naturally analytical, strategic and consultative Data Performance Lead to join a ...

READ MORE
W1siziisijiwmtgvmdqvmtgvmtmvmjmvnduvnza0l1jlbw90zs1taw4ucg5nil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizmzv4mtcwi25lil1d
Insight

How can you ensure cohesive communication with a team of remote workers?

Remote working is becoming increasingly adopted by organisations across the globe - whether that takes the form of an...

READ STORY

W1siziisijiwmtgvmdevmjqvmdgvntkvmtavndyyl2ltywdlmtqtbwlulmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimzm1ede3mcnuzsjdxq
Insight

Can HR tech ease workplace conflict?

Workplace conflict is mostly unavoidable - particularly when businesses hire strong-minded talent with big ideas. Ego...

READ STORY

W1siziisijiwmtgvmdevmtyvmdgvntcvmzcvmtk5l1dlbgwxyi1taw4uanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizmzv4mtcwi25lil1d
Insight

What to prioritise in your employee experience

The candidate experience has long been valued by employers looking to attract fresh talent. Now, however, companies a...

READ STORY

W1siziisijiwmtcvmtevmjgvmtcvmdevndqvnzivaw1hz2uyni1taw4ucg5nil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizmzv4mtcwi25lil1d
Advice

From communication to drive: The importance of soft skills

Soft skills are often difficult to quantify, yet they can become an absolute necessity for your business to reach its...

READ STORY

W1siziisijiwmtcvmtevmdgvmtavntqvmzivotuvaw1hz2uxns1taw4uanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizmzv4mtcwi25lil1d
News

Only one in three workers say their employers offer training

Just one-third of workers report that their employer offers regular training opportunities, a new poll by the Trades ...

READ STORY

W1siziisijiwmtcvmtevmdgvmtavmzivntuvndgzl0ryaw5rlw1pbi5qcgcixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisijmznxgxnzajbmuixv0
Advice

How can you encourage an inclusive work environment?

Inclusivity in the workplace is an ideal most astute businesses strive for. Making employees feel comfortable and val...

READ STORY