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Application Management: How to Do More with Less in a Difficult Economy

Given today’s difficult economic conditions, it’s no secret that IT organizations continue to be challenged by business leaders to improve service levels while at the same time reducing operational expenses and overhead. But even as IT budgets continue to tighten in 2009 and beyond, sacrificing quality is not an option.

With these conflicting priorities, how can IT professionals continue to deliver high-quality results and align themselves with evolving business objectives? The answer lies within a comprehensive application management strategy that provides 360-degree visibility into your company’s critical business applications—a view that can be used by all stakeholders to measure and improve application service levels and usability, while also lowering operational costs.

In this paper, we discuss the five challenges of maintaining application visibility, along with ten requirements for an application management toolset that can help organizations like yours do more with less.