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Gartner: You Don’t Have to Be a Disruptor to Be Disruptive


Nearly every organization is considering or undertaking some form(s) of digital transformation.

Nearly every technology and service provider (TSP) is attempting to tailor its offerings to organizations undertaking transformation.

[editor’s note – the tally officially became “every” for both of the above during the writing of this blog]

Digital disruptors like Amazon/Amazon Web Services (AWS), Alphabet (Google), and Salesforce (among others) are continually top of mind within both end user and TSP organizations, both because of the examples they set and the pervasiveness of their brands and their technologies — and the promise (threat?) of future disruption. Other TSPs, many of which have a disruptive heritage and have attempted or succeeded with more recent endeavors (e.g., IBM and Watson, Microsoft and O365/Azure), seek the near religious fervor surrounding their disruptive competition. Still others are anxious both to incorporate disruptive technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), blockchain, Internet  of Things (IoT) capabilities, augmented or virtual reality (A/VR), or voice within their offerings and take them to market within their offerings.

How can those TSPs that are not digital giants or recognized disruptors integrate the “wow” of disruptive capabilities or business models with the “now” of practicality that digitally transforming organizations need?

Read the entire article here, You Don’t Have to Be a Disruptor to Be Disruptive

via the fine folks at Gartner

Gartner Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. The company delivers the technology-related insight necessary for its clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, Gartner is the valuable partner to clients in approximately 10,000 distinct enterprises worldwide. Through the resources of Gartner Research, Gartner Executive Programs, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events, Gartner works with every client to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual role. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, USA, and has 8,300 associates, including more than 1,800 research analysts and consultants, and clients in more than 90 countries. For more information, visit www.gartner.com.

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