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Disruption and Disruptors: Differentiating Disruption From Features and Fads

Published: 21 October 2016

ID: G00316473

Analyst(s): David Yockelson , Daryl Plummer , David Smith


Being able to tell whether a new technology is a feature, fad or disruption will be critical to CEOs in end-user organizations. It can also reduce risk with respect to investment outcomes for those funding or buying into the opportunities.

Table Of Contents


  • What Are Features, Fads and Disruptions — And Why Should We Care?
    • Features
    • Fads
    • Disruptions
  • Recognition, Prioritization and Reaction
  • Conclusion

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