Just as a business tends to overload by adding new projects atop increasingly less useful old ones, IT finds itself managing less valuable existing assets even as it seeks to budget the new projects it is begged for.

We invest in data quality and availability for the stuff that matters to business, but that's not what I'm talking about. We're in data and app acquisition mode these days, on the cheap, to the point we could start one of those reality TV hoarder shows. "Look at all this pay as you go and dusty shelfware!" 

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