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Large firms enjoy 'digital power shift' from start-ups says Accenture

Antony Savvas | Jan. 30, 2014
The days of technology-focused start-ups being the only market disrupters and growing faster than their larger more established competitors, may be coming to an end, according to consulting firm Accenture.

Business of Applications - Software as a core competency in the digital world: Mimicking the shift in the consumer world, enterprises are rapidly adopting apps in a push for greater operational agility. According to Accenture research, 54 percent of the highest-performing IT teams have already deployed enterprise app stores, facilitating this shift towards simple, modular apps for employees.

Architecting Resilience - "Built to survive failure" is the mantra of the non-stop business: In the digital era businesses are expected to support the non-stop demands placed on their processes, services and systems. This has ripple effects throughout an organisation, especially in the CIO's office where the need for "always on" infrastructure can mean the difference between "business as usual" and the erosion of brand value.

"These key trends build on those we have seen over the past couple of years," said Daugherty. "Last year, we declared that every business is a digital business, whether its leaders acknowledged that or not. Now, we see that digital technologies run through every facet of the highest-performing businesses."


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