Flexibility key, says Gartner

Companies should change their IT systems so that they can be modified more easily to support changing business requirements, analyst firm Gartner has urged.

Companies should change their IT systems so that they can be modified more easily to support changing business requirements, analyst firm Gartner has urged.

Speaking at the Gartner Application Integration and Web Services Summit, Gartner vice-president Roy Schulte said, “Application design and integration is undergoing a transition because of escalating demands from the business.”

He said the challenge many IT departments faced was that companies wanted to modify their applications more quickly, but were saddled with huge investments in hard-to-change legacy systems.

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