in brief The Queensland Department of Education and Training is looking for help on how to rationalise applications running on its environment, hoping to reduce the number of its .NET and Microsoft Access applications.
The department is embarking on an application rationalisation plan, within which it hopes to develop a roadmap that provides an overview of its applications, with an eye to reducing costs and freeing resources for other projects. It wants a vendor to make a rationalisation assessment by June, which will provide the basis for the department to start an application transformation.
The plan would look at how apps were performing in technical, functional and budget terms, using stakeholder feedback and analysis to decide which applications could be retired, reused or redeveloped, the costs of doing so, and which apps needed attention most urgently. The department also hoped to receive a governance structure that would guide the ongoing management of the application portfolio.
The investigation will encompass 35 .NET and Microsoft Access apps.