Erik Beulen has 22 years of industry experience in information technology services. This spans 15 years supplier side at Atos and Accenture, and 7 years consulting at KPMG and the Boston Consulting Group. Erik published ten Information Technology books and over 100 publications in business magazines and newspapers, online and academic journals. He is also full professor at Tilburg University and Academic Director of the executive MSc Information Management at TIAS, Business School of Tilburg University, NL. Furthermore Erik lectures on disruptive technologies at Manchester Business School, UK and held the Global Sourcing Chair as Endowed Professor at Tilburg University from 2008 -2015.
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Today many organizations still struggle to simplify their application landscape. CIOs leverage Software as a Service (SaaS) as a catalyst for application rationalization. First, SaaS functionality is well documented. There is no decision-making ambiguity regarding the match of SaaS functionality and the business requirements. Second, SaaS data migration effort is minimal. These two SaaS characteristics are beneficial in obtaining business approval for application rationalization....