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China Summary Translation: 'Architecting Platform Ecosystems Is Key to Integrate People, Business and Things'

Published: 14 April 2017

ID: G00324032

Analyst(s): Marcus Blosch


Platforms are becoming the focal point for integrating ecosystems of people, business and things and enabling them to offer and consume valuable elements. EA practitioners are uniquely positioned to help drive both business and technology innovation in the business ecosystem.

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Architecting Platform Ecosystems Is Key to Integrate People, Business and Things

  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations


  • Platform Ecosystems Are a Powerful and Increasingly Common Digital Strategy


  • Develop a Platform Strategy to Capture Value in the Business Ecosystem
  • Develop a Service Model for the Platform
  • Develop a Delivery Model for Services Supporting the Platform
  • Plan for the Platform's Evolution and Innovation
  • Develop a Strategic Governance Model to Coordinate the Platform Ecosystem

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