The world around us has been and will continue to change rapidly due to the emergence of mobile, social, ‘cloud’ and ‘big data’. Gartner refers to this as the nexus of forces that will lead to the digital enterprise.
Successful application of these trends and technologies has enabled existing competitors or new industry entrants to disrupt industries. These companies are referred to as digital enterprises: organisations that use technology as a competitive advantage in its internal and external operations.
Traditionally, IT functions built systems based on what process needed to be automated and what function it needed to do for the business. Today, in the digital enterprise, the company’s business rules and policies are completely digital. People's jobs are represented in digital fashion (e.g. maintenance processes guided by a mobile app), products and services are digitally enhanced (e.g. sensors in running shoes) and digitised processes generate information and make it both secure and, for those with the right access, easy to find and share.
Why is this important to CXO's?
The digital enterprise has arrived and is reaping havoc in many industries. Yours may be next…
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