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Measuring the Impacts of Digital Disruption: Populating Gartner's Digital Disruption Scale

Published: 11 April 2018

ID: G00354870

Analyst(s): Daryl Plummer , David Smith


Assessing the impact and timing of different digital disruptions is key to leveraging innovation and disruption. CIOs should incorporate the Gartner Digital Disruption Scale among the models to frame strategic intent and support their innovation programs.

Table Of Contents


  • Impact of Time on the DD Scale Is Significant
  • Long-Term View — Not All Disruptions Will Reach DD5
  • Conclusions From the Snapshots
  • AI and Blockchain Have Potential to Be Hugely Disruptive, but Not in the 2023 Time Frame
  • Appendix
    • Evidence of Disruptive Impact and the Evidence Matrix
    • Populating the DD Scale
    • Scale, Reach and Richness and the Elements of Disruption
    • List of Digital Disruption Profiles

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