The dawn of the thin enterprise
In my role I get involved in lots of client discussions. People look at me to bring ideas to life that help tackle the disruptive challenges on their horizons. In support of this, we’ve created ‘The Future Enterprise’, a view of what an enterprise, city or government department will look like in five to ten years’ time. This explores the business drivers, technology enablers and the things to think about to prepare for the future.
One of the themes that has emerged from this is the Dawn of the Thin Enterprise. This effectively represents the movement of an organisation to focus on its core value proposition, or sticking to your knitting. It explores what an organisation will look like if it outsources, crowdsources, open sources and digitises all of its non-core activities.
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