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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.

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Jack Santos
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Jack Santos is a Research Vice President with Gartner, part of the Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation team within the Gartner for IT Leaders product. He focuses on enterprise architecture and technology trends. Mr. Santos' specific area of research covers individual development, leadership and management practices for enterprise architects, EA innovation, and collaboration approaches. Read Full Bio

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.

  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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