Application Management Outsourcing

What Does Application Management Outsourcing Mean?

Application management outsourcing (AMO) is the general management and support of an application by a third-party stakeholder. It is a particular type of application outsourcing that helps maintain standards for the use of an application in a given system.

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Techopedia Explains Application Management Outsourcing

In practical terms, application management outsourcing can be part of a wide spectrum of outsourcing services that a company uses to create agile architectures. Third-party companies might help with software patches, version updates and even cost evaluations.

Application management outsourcing reflects a greater burden on companies to support proliferating applications in-house. Tasks like support assurance, scaling, performance handling, resource allocation, cybersecurity research and eventual decommissioning all put pressure on a business, which is one reason why a firm might decide to utilize a third party for AMO.

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