Architecting and Developing the Digital Platform

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If you’ve already decided on a platform strategy, learn techniques, framework and major considerations for developing and deploying an integrated platform.

The Platform Battleground

Understanding and building a "DX platform" that can sustain, advance, and scale business and operations may be the most important decisions leaders make for the next 10 years.

Leaders must architect a platform to effectively compete in the platform business economy, and develop and govern that platform. Megaplatforms compete to own infrastructure and development environments. Application-centric platforms look for the network effect to expand their reach. Industry-specific platforms harness multiplied innovation to build niche ecosystems. Every business must incorporate these new options into its own DX platform.

What: Once the platform approach is decided, this module will help senior IT leaders and their implementation teams find the most appropriate ways to architect and implement that vision. While every platform is different, IDC will help you understand the three most important qualities common to successful DX platforms.

Why: A digital transformation platform is absolutely necessary for delivering digital transformation at scale. The platform will be the anchor point for the future enterprise and for developing and maintaining a digital business ecosystem. Understanding the five critical dimensions for the DX platform is vital to a successful transition. Avoiding challenges such as ungoverned development, culture wars, and security are vital to successful architecting a true DX platform.

How: To develop the DX platform, the organization needs to take the following steps:

  • Architect the DX Platform
  • Select technology vendors for your platform

Successful DX efforts have measurable, achievable and
supported goals, strategy and KPIs

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