Digital business platforms
Futureproof technology for digital transformation
The pandemic has forced people to rethink their routines and forced companies to rethink their business models. Companies that leverage digital technologies to develop new strategies and compelling offerings will be tomorrow's winners.
Looking to the future, CIOs must ensure their enterprise architecture is modular, resilient, and designed for innovation. Digital business platforms offer change-ready and futureproof technology to enable successful transformation.
I've covered the what and why of digital business platforms, but in this blog, I explore the latest analyst research, best practices, and recommendations for the how.
Digital transformation is a journey, not a project, so you need a guide when building a digital business platform. Analysts – including Aragon Research, Gartner, and Forrester, to name a few – have plenty of advice to share.
According to Aragon Research, becoming a digital business is not a technology-only change. Companies must put the customer first when designing business models, processes, and services. Digital business platforms act as a dynamic integration hub that connects people, software, and machines to achieve business goals. Aragon Research has even named Genpact as a leader in the 2021 edition of the Aragon Research Globe for Digital Business Platforms – an accolade Genpact has secured for the past three years.
Gartner recommends creating a business outcome-driven enterprise architecture and to build a digital business platform by acquiring new technologies, developing competencies, and integrating legacy systems. Their research indicates that the most successful digital businesses:
Forrester advises CIOs to pursue future-fit technology to provide a blueprint for new ways forward. Companies must ensure their IT infrastructure becomes more resilient and creative, and business and technology leaders must help their firm modernize and re-platform today to deliver:
Unfortunately, your company cannot purchase a digital business platform off-the-shelf – you need to build it. Follow these best practices to get started:
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Ultimately, digital transformation is the new business discipline of the decade – and there's no alternative. Successful digital transformation requires leaders to rethink their business models and how they serve their customers. A change-ready and futureproof digital business platform will set your company up for success.