Modern business technology seldom exists in a vacuum. Today’s organisations incorporate a range of systems, applications and hardware devices, all interconnected. And while this allows for powerful network infrastructure, it also creates certain problems. Namely, it creates a complex structure in which business critical applications and technologies depend on different servers and separate network devices. And when these dependencies go unrecognised, a simple change within an infrastructure can have far-reaching and disastrous effects on application.
A lack of application dependency mapping can lead to operational inefficiencies, fragmented technologies, poor or incomplete data quality, a lack of analytics in optimising data, low or inadequate levels of automation, and communication issues.