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Definition of an Application

An application is defined as an environment that consists of a set of deployed (installed) software that is executable on hardware supporting business function(s) and is managed as a unit.


Important information maintained about an application includes:

  • Design and functional information
  • Software information
  • Database Information
  • Descriptive / identifying information
  • Datacenter / geographical information
  • Disaster recovery information
  • Collaboration information
  • Support roles / responsibilities and Contact information.        
  • PCI Compliance information
  • HIPAA Compliance information
  • SOX Compliance information

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