Gartner: Digital Era Startups To Kill Off Tech Giants?

Per Gartner, Gartner: Startups Born in Digital Era Will Kill Off Tech Giants , emerging technology vendors warrant a look see…

…the “Vendor Management” article at addresses the importance of a formal vendor management process,  preferably using a specialized resource or service (“VaaS”) familiar with existing investments so that IT innovation can truly be via an “adjacent possible” emerging technology or vendor.

The potential upside of getting this right has always been significant (e.g. early adopters of server virtualization avoiding building new data centers) but per the Gartner article, the magnitude of impact continues to increase.

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