Gartner Research

Three Styles of Digital Business Platforms

Published: 12 October 2016

ID: G00317581

Analyst(s): Kristin Moyer , Betsy Burton


Organizations are defining three styles of digital business platforms: internal, private and public. EA and technology innovation leaders must help their enterprise define one or more of these styles to execute their digital business strategy.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • All Enterprises Will Need an Internal Digital Business Platform
  • Most Enterprises Will Need a Private Digital Business Platform
  • Few Enterprises Will Need a Public Digital Business Platform

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