Trends Report

Brief: Build An Ecosystem Architecture For Digital Business

Ecosystem Architecture Models Bring More Visibility To Internal And External Stakeholders

November 16th, 2015
Henry Peyret
With contributors:
Martin Gill , Gordon Barnett , Alex Cullen , Shreyas Warrier , Matthew Izzi


Digital businesses operate in multiple ecosystems of value — their customers' and their own. Executives developing digital business strategies must understand the participants and relationships in these ecosystems to optimize the performance of their firm and the ecosystem as a whole. Ecosystem architecture describes the workings of the entire ecosystem in a five-layered model. By investing in an ecosystem architecture, enterprise architecture (EA) professionals can enable insights from both their business stakeholders and the other ecosystem participants.

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