Gartner Research

The Open Enterprise: Increase Collaboration and Innovation by Sharing Data, Intellectual Property and Expertise

Published: 31 July 2014

ID: G00264617

Analyst(s): Darin Stewart


Innovative organizations embrace opportunity no matter where it originates, who participates and how it is ultimately delivered. Enterprise content, linked data, open innovation and networked expertise can transform a closed company into an open enterprise, ready to compete in a global marketplace.

Table Of Contents


  • The Red Queen Effect
    • The Man of Genius (Closed Innovation)
    • The Alchemist (Data Integration)
    • The Hidden Expert (Isolated Expertise)
  • Moving From a Closed Company to an Open Enterprise
    • Open Innovation
    • Linked Open Data
    • Networked Expertise
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


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