Gartner Research

Plan Your Future in a Digital Business

Published: 24 March 2015

ID: G00272097

Analyst(s): Jack Santos


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



  • 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


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