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The Nexus of Forces Works Its Way Into the Enterprise

6/18/2014

According to technology research firm Gartner, "Four independent forces—social, mobile, cloud and information—have converged as a result of human behavior, creating a technology-immersed environment. The Nexus of Forces (NOF) is transforming the way people and businesses relate to technology. It also leads to upheaval and change, which bring opportunities for business strategists to transform business processes and industries based on a renewed consumer focus.”

Business transformation is about developing new capabilities and when necessary, moving away from business models that are no longer competitive is the goal. The capability to transform when needed—or when better business outcomes can be achieved—is essential for survival in today’s dynamic and rapidly evolving economy. To enable this, organizations must align strategy decisions and business systems to help drive execution and support sustained long-term, continuous transformation.

So, how can NOF impact your business? View this  Gartner report that presents key findings, such as:

  • Demand for IT solutions that support NOF scenarios is increasing.
  • The NOF is being embraced both strategically and tactically by most industries, whether they have "customers" or not.
  • However, the most progressive NOF solutions are those that involve customer engagement.

Gartner, “The Nexus of Forces Works Its Way Into the Enterprise,” Chris Howard, Daryl C. Plummer September 8, 2013

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