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Innovation Insight for Application Ecosystems

Published: 05 February 2018

ID: G00350010

Analyst(s): John Santoro , John Kostoulas


Cloud technologies and digital business models have moved enterprise application ecosystems beyond the traditional megavendor-led model. Application leaders should take advantage of four emerging vendor ecosystems as part of their digital platform strategy.

Table Of Contents


  • Definition
  • Description
  • Benefits and Uses
    • The Cloud Platform-Led Ecosystem
    • The Application Suite-Led Ecosystem
    • The Experience-Led Ecosystem
    • The Industry-Led Ecosystem
  • Risks
  • Evaluation Factors
  • Recommendations

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