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A Shift in Focus from IT Maintenance to Innovation with aPaaS [Infographic]

Appian Contributor
May 23, 2017

The U.S. federal government stands as an example of the IT challenges facing organizations today - pressure to ramp up digital functionality is leading to unsustainably high IT maintenance costs. Tech spending in the federal government has been increasing steadily in recent years. While some slow-down is expected moving forward, the underlying trend is still one in which the government is spending so much keeping the lights on in IT that it can't sustain innovation.

Application Platform-as-a-Service (aPaaS) technologies are emerging to help organizations deal with these challenges. These platforms fuel digital transformation by creating a foundation for data and application integration within a controlled cloud configuration. The ability to consolidate apps on a common platform streamlines data movement within IT systems. What's more, the solid infrastructure base within the aPaaS systems allows for rapid app testing and deployment, again reducing the overarching management costs associated with IT operations.

Add these capabilities up and government IT teams are left with an opportunity to eliminate much of the overhead that comes with maintaining a traditional configuration. This frees time and fiscal resources to focus on projects that drive innovation and establish a framework for sustainable improvement. Check out the infographic below for more details about how:

A Shift in Focus from IT Maintenance to Innovation with aPaaS

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