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News Roundup: Why It Pays to Be a Platform Business

By Ideas @ AppDirect / October 8, 2018

Digital Economy News Roundup 2

Here’s a selection of recent digital economy news from around the world that we’re talking about at AppDirect.

Digital Transformation: Why It Pays to Be a Platform Business

Anil Sheridan, The Enterprisers Project, October 3, 2018

“Digital transformation is pitting two types of businesses against each other: platform-oriented businesses and traditional ones that operate like supply chains. To become more relevant and thereby survive in this digital era, traditional businesses must transform themselves into platform-oriented businesses.” Read more.

The Digital Transformation Trap: Don't Ignore the Marathon for the Sprints

Melissa Swift, The Enterprisers Project, October 2, 2018

“In the digital world, we love the idea of sprints… It’s born out of a sense of deep impatience, that the world up until now has moved just a bit too slow. This impatience is wonderful and world-changing. But organizations are tripped up, over and over, by powering through the sprints… and not seeing the marathon.” Read more.

Beyond Digital Transformation: How Industry 4.0 Benefits Your Customers, Employees, and Culture

Willem Sundblad,, October 3, 2018

“It’s no secret that Industry 4.0, or the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has the power to drive true quantifiable change in the manufacturing industry. The immediate bottom-line production benefits are clear: fewer machine failures, reduced scrap and downtime issues, and improved throughput—to name a few. However, there are additional, less quantifiable, benefits of implementing this technology.” Read more.

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