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Enabling Capabilities and Technologies for the Economics of Connections

Published: 04 March 2016

ID: G00301539

Analyst(s): Saul Brand , Don Scheibenreif , David Cearley


Value creation opportunities are expanding with digital business, as things join people and business in a connected world. Enterprise architecture practitioners must understand the key enabling capabilities and technologies and how they will affect digital business design.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • The Economics of Connections Will Be Dominated by Economic Agents That Will Situationally Change the Nature of Their Role, Work and Compensation
    • Required Key Capabilities
  • Digital Business Demands a Focus on the Leading Economic Indicators of "Connection" Success
    • Required Key Capabilities
  • Value Will Come Significantly Less From Owning and More From Sharing, Providing and Leveraging Critical Capital Assets in an Ecosystem
    • Required Key Capabilities
  • Successful Organizations Focus Not on Controlling Transactions, but Rather on Understanding, Influencing and Capitalizing on Business Moments
    • Required Key Capabilities
  • Another View: Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends

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