Where do the majority of apps fall that you see in your quadrant framework? The question nearly every Enterprise customer asks me during my speaking engagements & executive briefings.
They say: "The tools look good, the framework is good, the process is good, now… tell us the typical breakdown of applications for the majority of your customers".
I answer the question the same each time as we have some good statistically relevant data on this topic from our worldwide focus groups, meetings with hundreds of customers, analysts, partners & by analyzing a TON of apps.
In the end, with high confidence we are able to say:
- On average ~60% of all Notes applications are not used or inactive
- On % of applications in each quadrant, we could derive no pattern or conclusive evidence.
As in focus groups, analyst briefings, partner mtgs & customers engagements we heard & saw the following:
- “we have 100% Quadrant 1 apps”
- “we have 100% Quadrant 4 apps”
- “we have a 60\0\30\10 split”
A good example of this comes from an IBM slide on their environment shown @LotusSphere (Title: ID119, IBM Lotus Notes and Domino @ IBM). It states “Out of 100,000 Notes\Dom Applications…” ~65k are custom Notes apps [Quad 3/4]; ~30k ‘TeamRooms’ [Q2]; ~10k other ‘standard’ templates [likely a Q1 or Q2]”. That means IBM’s environment breaks down into 10% Quad 1, 30% Quad 2, and 65% Quads 3 & 4.
In the end, you likely will have a ton of Notes apps that are just not accessed or used anymore & a unique percentage of apps in each quadrant. Using the Application Analyzer will begin the process of helping you to understand your unique environment and plan for your company’s future.