Gartner Research

In Digital Business, the Value of Connections Is Predicated on the Value of Information

Published: 11 August 2016

ID: G00303218

Analyst(s): Saul Judah , Andrew White


A key element of digital business is the value of connections — ecosystems of people, things and organizations. To exploit the value of connections, data and analytic leaders such as CIOs and chief digital officers must first understand the value of information. This research explains how to do so.

Table Of Contents
  • Impact
  • Recommendation


Impacts and Recommendations

  • The premise and value of digital business is based on the value gained from connecting with people, things and organizations, but if data and analytics leaders don't first value the information in these connections, and how information is used, digital business strategies will fail to yield expected benefits
    • The Value of Connections Needs a Model of What Those Connections Do
    • Valuing Connections Starts With a Value of the Data that Exists in the Ecosystem of Connections
    • Different Contextual Conditions Inhibit the Realization of Value by Agents

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