While they may be the last to admit to it, many organizations have an app problem, just ask Gartner's Bill Swanton. They may not think so, but it's true. The fact is, as many large companies grow, merge and acquire other organizations, they end up accumulating an excessive number of applications. Like a hoarder who won't throw anything away, large corporations often find themselves in possession of more software than they need and paying licensing costs for software they don't use. And the problem isn't just financial; compatibility issues often emerge on the desktop, as legacy software clutters up the app portfolio. But how does an organization recognize the problem, and how do they know when it's time to clean the closet of all of the dusty shelf-ware?

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Is your software portfolio out of control?