In brief

  • Technology-driven partnerships are the new-new to drive growth in today’s digital economy.
  • Unfortunately, legacy business systems weren’t built to support these tech-driven partnerships at scale.
  • Internal transformations and adoption of new technologies are critical in order for companies to get the most out of these partnerships and stay in the game.

Are you ready to say goodbye to outdated systems and stay competitive? Companies need to utilize strategic partnerships to keep from falling behind. When these partnerships are technology-based, they can expand partner networks faster and into more ecosystems than ever before. Outdated, legacy systems are becoming a major hindrance to the relationships companies need to grow in order to innovate, compete, and win.

Microservices architectures, blockchain, and smart contracts are the cornerstone of technology partnerships. Those that invest in these changes today will lead the way to redefine how businesses transact in the future.


of businesses report working with double or more partners than they were two years ago.


of executives state that blockchain and smart contracts will be critical to their organizations over the next three years.

Staying competitive depends on strong and plentiful partnerships, creating a powerful digital ecosystem strategy.

Technology-based partnerships are the strategic ambition of every business, and every company’s technology architecture must evolve to meet that ambition. A microservices approach empowers agility as applications become more modular, enabling rapid integration with many new partners. As each company’s portfolio of partnerships grows, this scale of connections means reimagining the way the business transacts with others, and blockchain is a major key to creating, scaling, and managing those relationships.

The successful companies of tomorrow need to re-evaluate how they architect their applications and services. Empowering technology-based relationships will clear the path to growth and unprecedented opportunities for innovation.


At a Glance

Find out more about the opportunities and challenges of building a frictionless business, and learn how to ensure that your company is set up to support the partnerships needed to compete.

Our SlideShare shows how leading companies are empowering technology-driven partnerships today, and using them to drive competitive advantage for the future.

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