Gartner Research

Optimize Your Digital Commerce Strategy Using Pace Layering

Published: 05 August 2016

ID: G00303679

Analyst(s): Penny Gillespie , Mike Lowndes


Digital commerce is complex, encompassing everything from core operational applications to customer engagement solutions. IT leaders supporting digital commerce can use pace layering to optimize their application strategy and manage demands for stability and innovation in a bimodal world.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Identify Specific Business Processes Supported by Your Applications
  • Align Your Business Processes to the Pace-Layer Architecture
  • Embrace Connective Technologies to Enable Rapid Responses to Business Needs

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