Gartner Research

Plan Your Future in a Digital Business

Published: 24 March 2015

ID: G00272097

Analyst(s): Jack Santos

Summary

Digital business is becoming a reality as it advances from a topic for strategy discussions into actual investments in technical architectures and applications. Technical professionals need to understand how it is already changing the role of IT and prepare themselves for life in a digital business.

Table Of Contents

Synopsis

Analysis

  • What's "Digital Business"?
  • The Car Crash Business Moment
  • How Will Digital Business Change IT?
  • How Will Digital Business Change What You Do in IT?
  • What Can You Do to Prepare?
    • Focus on Expertise Clusters
    • Prepare for Mobile/Remote Work Routines
    • Accept Adaptability and Innovation in the Workforce
    • Encourage New Business-Technology Dynamics
  • Six Critical Capabilities for IT Professionals
    • IT's Expansion in a Digital Business
    • The Digital Business Center of Excellence

Conclusion

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2019 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.