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Digital Business Models for the Economics of Connection

Published: 12 February 2016

ID: G00278352

Analyst(s): Kristin Moyer


The density of interactions between people, businesses and things is accelerating at a rate never seen before. Digital business models help CIOs monetize the economics of connection by creating the ability to share, provide and leverage critical assets.

Table Of Contents


  • Executive Summary
  • What a Digital Business Model Is
    • Closed Business Model
    • Open Business Model
    • Digital Business Model
  • What a Business Model Platform Is
  • Digital Business Model and Platform Examples
    • Agriculture
    • Banking and Investment Services
    • Education
    • High Tech
    • Manufacturing
    • Retail
  • Recommended Actions

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