Digital Disruption and the New Disruptors

Recognize, Prioritize and Respond

The single largest change facing enterprises and technology providers alike today is digital disruption. The idea of disruption can be encouraging if you stand to gain from the change, or frightening if you benefit from the status quo. CIOs working with CSOs in their organizations are becoming more aware that they need to plan for, expect or create disruptions.

We describe four major elements of disruption — business, technology, industry and society. Using these factors, we see how disruptions require certain levels of investment discipline. The investment prioritization that emerges from these perspectives can provide a clear set of directions for future strategies. Evaluate each disruption of interest in context of the elements they affect.