Calling All Digital Business Platforms: Update Aragon Research Globe
by Betsy Burton
We are beginning the process of developing an update to Aragon Research’s Digital Business Platform Globe. This process will take a few months as we gather up-to-date information on digital business platform (DBP) products and services, speak with references, and perform provider interviews. However, this is your opportunity to join this process.
Technology product and service providers are welcome to contact us to submit their offerings.
Digital Business Platform Defined
A digital business platform (DBP) is a highly dynamic integration hub that coordinates goal-directed work and supports interactions between people, software, and machines in a most intelligent manner. A digital business platform may be an on-prem product and/or a cloud-based service (see Revisited Market Definition for Digital Business Platforms).
To support digital business, organizations seek to use a digital platform to integrate many of the emerging technologies (IoT devices, analytics, apps, etc.) and data sources needed to enable new business models. And, in many cases, they want to integrate these technologies with existing and new applications, services, data sources, and systems.
Digital Business Platforms Differentiated
Digital business platforms are distinct and differentiated from other platforms by the ability to:
1) integrate new and existing applications, data, and devices needed to support new digital business models.
2) serve customers and partners from their contextual perspective (physical and virtual context).
Digital business platforms are the convergence of major technology streams and are extremely open so that they can serve as a cornerstone platform. To support this level of integration, digital business platforms are primarily open development platforms that include:
- Integration and Low Code Development
- Work / Process Management (all styles of work and processes)
- Analytic and Cognitive Capabilities
- Internet of Things Management (IoT)
- Administration and Behaviors
- Digital Business Model Consulting and Advisory Services
- Solution Application Packages (optional)
Technology and service providers with products or services that meet this market criteria are invited to submit their offerings for evaluation and possible inclusion. Please send an email to email@example.com.
Any DBP nominations must be received by February 15 2021. Once received, potential additions will be sent a more detailed market criteria note, and a survey of critical capabilities.