Gartner Research

Digital Connectivism: Practical Business Implications

Published: 01 November 2016

ID: G00316706

Analyst(s): Alan D. Duncan , Frank Buytendijk


Digital connectivism has profound implications for business as it affects strategy, operations, business models, R&D and governance. Digital leaders should use our five tenets of digital connectivism in their efforts to navigate the digital society with skill and in comfort.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • The Five Tenets of Digital Connectivism


  • Tenet 1: We All Have a Digital Identitiy
  • Tenet 2: We Need to Be Connected in Order to Exist
  • Tenet 3: We Value Connections Through Context
  • Tenet 4: We Do Not Differentiate Between People and Things Tenet 5: We Treat Our Connections With Care

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