Industry Ecosystems: August 2008 Archives

What can companies learn from SAP's efforts to build a scalable ecosystem at the edge of its enterprise?

- Effective ecosystems generate differentiation and specialization

- Ecosystems evolve over time, but the orchestrator plays a key role in seeding and feeding participant initiatives

- Robust ecosystems are helpful to individuals, not just institutions

- Robust ecosystems require mobilizing large numbers of specialized third parties, not just the vendor and its customers

- Ecosystems at the edge bleed into the core of the enterprise

- Ecosystems are not just about connecting to existing resources--they help provide platforms for distributed innovation and learning

More here from John Hagel and John Seely Brown >>

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