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Think at the Scale of Civilization Infrastructure to Plan for Digital Business

Published: 15 March 2019

ID: G00377281

Analyst(s): Jorge Lopez , Dale Kutnick , Hung LeHong


Businesses and governments are building a collection of new infrastructures to support a digital civilization. CIOs must work with business leaders to determine how to exploit opportunities in five civilization infrastructure domains.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Digital Business Will Overwhelm Existing Infrastructure
  • Civilization Infrastructure Is Bigger Than Strategists Might Think
    • Nodes
    • Assets
    • Connections
    • Algorithms
    • Governance
  • The Tectonic Shifts of Civilization Infrastructure Are Already Happening
  • Recommendations

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