Gartner Research

How CIOs Need to Prepare for Exploring and Pioneering Their Business Ecosystems in the Digital Economy

Published: 24 March 2014

ID: G00260409

Analyst(s): Ken McGee , Lee Weldon , Jorge Lopez


This research outlines implications for the business ecosystem that CIOs and other enterprise leaders must address in exploring and pioneering the emerging digital industrial economy.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Key Questions for Exploring and Pioneering in Relation to the Business Ecosystem
    • What New Threats and Opportunities Exist? How Do We Identify Them?
    • What Should CIOs Do to Assist Enterprise Outward-Facing or Front-Office Differentiation?
    • How Should CIOs Contribute to and Envision the Creation and Shaping of the Business Digital Ecosystem?

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