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Leading Indicators Are a Critical Tool for Digital Business

Published: 05 February 2016

ID: G00292378

Analyst(s): Michael Smith, Saul Brand , Dale Kutnick


Technology is at the heart of value creation, and leading indicators are an important tool to support business models that exploit the digital revolution. To plan, track and manage digital investments, enterprises must use "digitally oriented" leading indicators to drive competitive advantage.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Leading Indicators Bolster Evolving Economic Architectures


  • Distinguish Among Different KPIs
    • Leading Versus Lagging Indicators
  • Use Leading Indicators to Support Digital Business Deployment
    • Probable Types of Leading Indicators

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