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Systems of Differentiation: Building Applications That Provide Competitive Advantage

Published: 03 August 2012

ID: G00237026

Analyst(s): Bill Swanton


While not the largest part of the application portfolio in a Pace-Layered Application Strategy, systems of differentiation are arguably the most critical. They provide the unique capabilities that the business needs to compete and win.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Prepare to Get Fully Engaged With the Business
  • Organization and Governance Changes Are Required
  • Deployment Options in a Pace-Layered Application Strategy
  • Evaluate Options for Building Systems of Differentiation
  • Assemble a Platform as You Do Projects

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