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TECHNOLOGY VISION 2016


Overview

Predict disruption, wield the foresight to your advantage.

Fast-emerging digital ecosystems – think precision agriculture, the industrial internet or smart cities – create foundations for the next big wave of enterprise disruption. Digital ecosystems like these, and the businesses that power them, are already straddling markets and blurring industry boundaries.

The threat they pose?
Unexpected new competitors seizing advantage.

The opportunity?
Previous technology disruptions were often unpredictable. But now, enterprises have a line of sight to track growing ecosystems and anticipate their impacts. Forward-thinking leaders can get ahead of the game, develop their ecosystem strategies, and ride the results into new markets. But they must start now.



82% Pie Chart



82% say industry boundaries are being erased and new paradigms are emerging for every industry.

PLATFORMS AND ECOSYSTEMS

Leading enterprises are making big investments in digital platforms. But that’s only half the story.

As more companies build or partner in industry platforms, new digital ecosystems are growing round them. These will become the foundation for the next major stage of technology and economic disruption.

The technology behind ecosystems

What’s driving the power of digital ecosystems?

Interactions between several key technologies:


SMAC platforms (Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud)

SMAC platforms (Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud)

The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things

Real-time environments

Real-time environments


Cloud is the core, providing fast and cheap processing power and storage with unlimited scale and global reach. IoT is providing intelligence at the edge of everything – machines, devices, and sensors. And real-time is supported by ubiquitous connectivity and communication services; advanced data analytics and processing; and the intelligent edge.


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BREAKING DOWN THE BARRIERS

Ecosystems are born digital, and unhindered by industry boundaries. Several technologies have helped erase industry barriers




EXAMPLE: THE AUTOMOTIVE ECOSYSTEM

Connected transportation is rapidly developing and creating major disruptions for disparate industries.

As different modes of transport get connected they’re evolving from single machines into a connected platform. One immediate impact? Manufacturers, suppliers, and others in the supply chain are using telematics data and other connected capabilities to radically change how they transport materials.

As the ecosystem matures and provides more organizations with access to transport networks, the impact will ripple out, affecting all businesses, in all industries. Leaders should track this and start planning new strategies for expanding their businesses in new directions.


  Variable insurance

  Infotainment

  Remote diagnostics

  Car sharing

  Mobile hot spots

  Safely & security

PREPARE YOUR ECOSYSTEM STRATEGY

New Ecosystems. New Models. New opportunities.

Understand the strategic use of digital technologies to build platforms.

Technology: Understand the strategic use of digital technologies to build platforms.

Understand the new rules of business, platform business models, and ecosystem design.

Strategy: Understand the new rules of business, platform business models, and ecosystem design.

Envision your role in the 3rd Phase of Economic Disruption

Leadership: Envision your role in the 3rd Phase of Economic Disruption

Understand the phases with knowledge, power, and influence

Insight: Understand the phases with knowledge, power, and influence


Enterprises that recognize the disruptive power of ecosystems – and take action now – will forge new roles and new paths for their future.


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Technology Forward

Industry leaders must act now, and act fast to build the services and develop the new partnerships that will allow them to stake their claim in these ecosystems.


THE NEXT 365 DAYS

What next? Responding to each trend requires setting in motion immediate and longer-term actions and plans. Read our recommendations here.

MOVING FORWARD

NEXT:

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Pervasive new technologies threaten trust. Without it, businesses can’t share and use the data that underpins their operations. That’s why the most advanced security systems incorporate a powerful commitment to the highest ethical standards for data.


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