E-business was about taking existing business processes and bringing them online. Zappos successfully took shoe shopping to the Web and is an e-business. D-business creates new business revenue and value from the unprecedented combinations of people, business and things. If Nike+ sensed how many miles you ran and shipped specific shoes to your door, that would be d-business.
This infographic explores the difference between an e-business and a d-business.
Gartner’s digital business research examines what is driving the convergence of the digital and physical worlds, and how IT leaders can take their place among the digital leaders of the future.