Digital business innovation creates disruptive effects that have a wide-ranging impact on people and technology. However, secondary ripple effects will often prove to be more disruptive than the original disruption. Digital strategists must actively identify secondary effects when planning change.
The 2017 Gartner CEO and Senior Business Executive Survey investigated CEOs' concerns and priorities, with an emphasis on technology. The results, analyzed in this collection of reports, suggest that this year CIOs must commit to help CEOs drive the scaling-up of digital business.
The BI and analytics platform market has transitioned during the past several years as the balance of power steadily shifted from IT to the business. This multiyear shift of focus from IT-led reporting to business-led self-service analytics passed the tipping point in 2016, which has forced a new perspective on the definition of a BI and analytics platform, and consequently, has significantly re-ordered the vendor landscape as represented in the Magic Quadrant.
The CDO needs to change the understanding and role of data governance - and soon. Growing data complexity, with such things as IOT, algorithmic business and increased regulation, will force a more business-led, business relevant, and ethical information governance discipline. It's all about increased business value.