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Enterprise Guide for Spotting Digital Disruptions and Disruptors

Published: 07 April 2017

ID: G00327364

Analyst(s): David Yockelson


Although digital giant disruptors are intuitively recognized, understanding what makes them disruptive and identifying next waves is more difficult. CIOs building and expanding a digital business must be able to spot disruptors for the best chance to respond effectively.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Determine How Different Categories of Disruptors Address/Affect the Different Elements of Disruption
  • Collaborate and Share Information Regularly/Formally With Business, Strategy and Innovation Teams for Evaluation, Scenario Planning and Business Model Testing to Address Disruptive Opportunities or Threats
  • Identify Investment in Digital Platforms, Acquire Potential Disruptors, and Form or Spin Business/Units That Can Disrupt (or Respond to Disruption) If In-Place Organizations Cannot
  • Conclusion

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