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Gartner Identifies Three Scale Accelerators to Drive Digital Transformation

Gartner Identifies Three Scale Accelerators to Drive Digital Transformation

10/02/2017

Gartner Identifies Three Scale Accelerators to Drive Digital Transformation

Analysts Say Scale is Not Just About Size, During Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017, October 1-5, in Orlando

CIOs trying to lead digital transformation at the speed needed to succeed need a mix of three scale accelerators, according to Gartner, Inc. The three scale accelerators include: digital dexterity, network effect technologies, and an industrialized digital platform.

During the opening keynote today at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, which is taking place here through Thursday, Gartner analysts emphasized that scale is not just about size, it occurs up, across and out. Scaling Up allows for gaining efficiencies. Scaling Across quickly takes capabilities learned from one organization into another, while Scaling Out interconnects internal and external platforms and ecosystems.

First Scale Accelerator: Digital Dexterity

Digital dexterity is about a new organizational design and a new talent mix for a new working environment – a high-performing digital workplace. Organizations must change internally to change externally.

“To scale, we need people with digital dexterity. People who are collaborative, agile, analytical, innovative and creative,” said Tina Nunno, vice president and Gartner Fellow. “People who have both the ability and the desire to exploit existing and emerging technologies for better business outcomes.”

A digitally dexterous culture requires three building blocks:

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