Amazon Versus Alibaba Versus Your Company — Leverage, Cooperate or Compete With Digital Giants

Published: 09 January 2019 ID: G00373539

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Amazon and Alibaba are disrupting multiple industries with platform business models. But a conundrum exists; these providers can simultaneously be a competitor and partner to many TSPs. This research highlights how technology general managers can transform their organizations to deal with this.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Introduction
      • Why Can Amazon and Alibaba Scale So Fast?
      • What Are the Opportunities for TSPs From a Platform Business Model Perspective?
      • What Decisions Do TSPs Need to Make to Deal With Amazon and Alibaba?
    • A Snapshot of Amazon and Alibaba
      • Amazon and Alibaba Both Have Digital Culture in Their Core
      • Who Are Amazon and Alibaba Competing Against?
    • How Amazon’s and Alibaba’s Growth Plans Impact TSPs
      • Considering Amazon and Alibaba as Suppliers
      • Considering Amazon and Alibaba as Partners
      • Considering Amazon and Alibaba as Competitors
    • The Time to Act Is Now
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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