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Drive Alignment And Accelerate Transformation With Platforms

June 16, 2021


Why Read This Report

As companies look to move faster and retire technical debt, buying individual pieces of technology and finding all the services to put them together can slow the process down. Leaders now increasingly turn to bundles of enabling technology and services preassembled to deliver a specific customer experience or business capability. These platforms can be curated by a software provider that sits at the center of an active ecosystem, a services firm, or even a consortium of vendors or users. Cloud technology and APIs are central to enabling economies of scale, while low-code tooling and marketplaces of apps and add-ons dramatically simplify customization and integration. Platforms also impact how organizations tune their practices to assemble and manage their technology (and add relevant skills), as they move from suites to stacks and become more adaptive, creative, and resilient (through pre-vetted relationships and elasticity). This report summarizes the drivers for selling and buying technology at the platform level, key characteristics and types of technology platforms, and recommendations for helping leaders leverage the power of platforms to drive alignment and accelerate their digital transformation.

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