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Digital Business, Global Warming, and Too Little, Too Late…

by Jack Santos  |  May 16, 2014  |  2 Comments

 My colleague Jorge Lopez is leading what has become a major focal point for Gartner Research: what to do about becoming a Digital Business – or stated another way, if you don’t start thinking of yourself as a digital business you will soon be out of business….

Click here for a summary of what is happening in our Digital Business research.

With all the news about collapsing ice shelves and global warming Armageddon, I wonder what impact the future of a digital business strategy can have.  In fact, this coupling of people, business, and things may be our only hope – drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions through automated routing of autonomous vehicles, closer management of energy utilization, etc. etc.  I am sure there are ways we are just beginning to think about, in terms of how the internet of things can affect the global climate when businesses become fully digitized  – hopefully positively.

From a practitioner’s POV, we’ll be introducing “Digital Business” topics at our upcoming Catalyst Conference 

As strategy becomes tactics, you’ll see more “digital business” how-to for the IT practitioner coming out of our Gartner for Technical Professionals research in 2015.

Before it’s too late.

Category: catalyst-14  cloud  digital-business  mobility-2  nexus  predictions  

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Thoughts on Digital Business, Global Warming, and Too Little, Too Late…


  1. Mike says:

    This has nothing to do with Digital Business but if you have some time this weekend gives this 2007 documentary a view. A little over an hour.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-m09lKtYT4

  2. Jack Santos says:

    Wow, between public comments and private notes from colleagues, it’s clear I’ve stepped into some quicksand around global warming. I believe the digital business implications of integrating things/people/business still hold, even if you feel that the dire predictions of global warming are wrong or misguided.



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