Gartner Research

Maverick* Research: Digital Business Transformation Will Kill Midsize Enterprises

Published: 11 October 2018

ID: G00368116

Analyst(s): Federica Troni, Nadine LeBlanc, Annette Jump, Bianca Granetto

Summary

Organizations of all sizes are under pressure to proceed with digital business transformation. This will put most midsize enterprises at risk of going out of business; they should focus on digital optimization to survive and thrive. (Maverick research exposes unconventional thinking and advice.)

Table Of Contents
  • Specific Maverick Caution
  • Maverick Findings
  • Maverick Recommendations

*Maverick Research

Analysis

  • In 2025: How Winner-Take-All Markets Will Kill MSEs
  • How Can MSEs Avoid the Worst-Case Scenario?
    • 1. Lead, Join Forces or Die
    • 2. Decide in Which Ecosystem You Want to Play
    • 3. Reduce Digital Business Transformation Risk by Using Business Models to Develop Options
    • 4. Modernize IT Operations
    • 5. Avoid Major Investments in Immature Technologies Without a Sound Business Case

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2020 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.