Gartner Research

Every Organization Needs a Digital Platform Strategy

Published: 12 October 2016

ID: G00316151

Analyst(s): Hung LeHong , Don Scheibenreif , Kristin Moyer , Marcus Blosch , Betsy Burton , Chris Howard

Summary

Not every organization should assume a leadership role in a business ecosystem; however, every organization needs a digital platform strategy. CIOs must collaborate with their business counterparts to integrate digital platform development into their technology and business strategic planning.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Explore — Business ecosystem participation will affect how CIOs determine strategic and operational investments
  • Plan — Digital platform strategies require CIOs to integrate business and technology planning
  • Deliver — Business and technology opportunities and risks will significantly influence how CIOs support digital platforms
  • Evolve — As business ecosystems expand, CIOs will have to manage increasingly complex digital platform architectures

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