Gartner Research

Market Insight: Business Consultancies Must Shape — Not Merely Enable — Digital Business Transformation

Published: 22 August 2014

ID: G00266777

Analyst(s): Julie Short


Digital business transformation is a rapidly emerging market opportunity. Business consulting service providers are best placed to define and shape this market through business model innovation.

Table Of Contents


  • Innovating the Business Model Is Key to Digital Business Consulting Services
  • Moving From Linear to a Nonlinear Approach

Background and Context

  • If You Don't Shape the Digital Business Market, Your Competitors Will
  • Business Model Innovation and Operating Model Change — What's the Difference?
  • A New Business Era for Business Consulting Service Providers — What's Driving Digital

The Impact

  • Ask Your Clients the Right Questions
  • Dynamic Sequencing Is the Nonlinear Approach Consulting Firms Need
  • Define a Framework to Innovate Business Models or Use the Gartner Business Model Framework


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