Platform Ecosystems

Aligning Architecture, Governance, and Strategy


Author: Amrit Tiwana

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0124080545

Category: Computers

Page: 300

View: 3770

Platform Ecosystems is a hands-on guide that offers a complete roadmap for designing and orchestrating vibrant software platform ecosystems. Unlike software products that are managed, the evolution of ecosystems and their myriad participants must be orchestrated through a thoughtful alignment of architecture and governance. Whether you are an IT professional or a general manager, you will benefit from this book because platform strategy here lies at the intersection of software architecture and business strategy. It offers actionable tools to develop your own platform strategy, backed by original research, tangible metrics, rich data, and cases. You will learn how architectural choices create organically-evolvable, vibrant ecosystems. You will also learn to apply state-of-the-art research in software engineering, strategy, and evolutionary biology to leverage ecosystem dynamics unique to platforms. Read this book to learn how to: Evolve software products and services into vibrant platform ecosystems Orchestrate platform architecture and governance to sustain competitive advantage Govern platform evolution using a powerful 3-dimensional framework If you’re ready to transform platform strategy from newspaper gossip and business school theory to real-world competitive advantage, start right here! Understand how architecture and strategy are inseparably intertwined in platform ecosystems Architect future-proof platforms and apps and amplify these choices through governance Evolve platforms, apps, and entire ecosystems into vibrant successes and spot platform opportunities in almost any—not just IT—industry

Analyzing Dynamic Capabilities in the Context of Cloud Platform Ecosystems

A Case Study Approach


Author: Kevin Rudolph

Publisher: Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag

ISBN: 3828868835

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 210

View: 2964

Dynamic capabilities (DCs) refer to a firm's abilities to continuously adapt its resource base in order to respond to changes in its external environment. The capability to change dynamically is crucial in business ecosystems that are composed of a variety of actors. Amazon Web Services (AWS), the leader in the cloud platform industry, is a promising cloud platform provider (CPP) to show a high degree of dynamic capability fulfillment within its highly fluctuating ecosystem. To date, the full scope of dynamic capabilities in cloud platform ecosystems (CPEs) has not been fully understood. Previous work has failed to deliver a combined perspective of explicit dynamic capabilities in cloud platform ecosystems applied on an in-depth practical case. With our mixed-method case study on the AWS ecosystem we deliver a thorough understanding of its sensing, seizing and transforming capabilities. We generate a set of strategy management frameworks that support our expectations and lead to unexpected insights. We find out that AWS develops and holds a large set of interacting dynamic capabilities incorporating a variety of ecosystem actors in order to sustain tremendous customer value and satisfaction. The thesis infers significant theoretical and practical implications for all CPE actors, like partners, customers, investors and researchers in the field of IT strategy management. Managers of all CPE actors are encouraged to critically evaluate their own maturity level and complement a CPP's DC explications in order to boost business by implementing sensing, seizing, transforming and innovating capabilities.

Software Engineering for Variability Intensive Systems

Foundations and Applications


Author: Ivan Mistrik,Matthias Galster,Bruce R. Maxim

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429666748

Category: Computers

Page: 366

View: 3354

This book addresses the challenges in the software engineering of variability-intensive systems. Variability-intensive systems can support different usage scenarios by accommodating different and unforeseen features and qualities. The book features academic and industrial contributions that discuss the challenges in developing, maintaining and evolving systems, cloud and mobile services for variability-intensive software systems and the scalability requirements they imply. The book explores software engineering approaches that can efficiently deal with variability-intensive systems as well as applications and use cases benefiting from variability-intensive systems.

Proceedings of the International Conference EGOV-CeDEM-ePart 2018

3-5 September 2018 Danube University Krems, Austria


Author: Virkar, Shefali,Parycek, Peter,Edelmann, Noella,Glassey, Olivier,Janssen, Marijn,Scholl, Hans Jochen,Tambouris, Efthimios

Publisher: Edition Donau-Universität Krems

ISBN: 3903150223


Page: 333

View: 6574

EGOV-CeDEM-ePart 2018 represents the merge of the IFIP WG 8.5 Electronic Government (EGOV), the IFIP WG 8.5 IFIP Electronic Participation (ePart) and the Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government Conference (CeDEM). The EGOV-CeDEM-ePart proceedings bring together the essence of academic and practical knowledge on e-government, e-democracy and open government, and e-participation. The peer-reviewed ongoing research papers, project descriptions, reflections and viewpoints, workshop and panel proposals, posters, and the PhD colloquium papers found in these proceedings capture the newest developments, trends, tools and procedures, and demonstrate the many ways that these impact society, the polity, and the economy.

Collaborative Value Co-creation in the Platform Economy


Author: Anssi Smedlund,Arto Lindblom,Lasse Mitronen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811089566

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

View: 3229

This book offers a service science perspective on platform orchestration and on collaborative consumption, providing an overview of research topics related to service dominant logic in multi-sided markets. The chapters give an international and multi-disciplinary overview of the current topics of digital service platforms from many angles. This overview helps in filling the gap between service science and recent research of the platform economy and paves the way for future service platform research. Open standards and distributed databases such as blockchain configurations increase the connectivity of business ecosystems as devices and systems exchange data with each other instead of through intermediaries. This exchange opens up opportunities for new value constellations, makes services globally scalable, and connects local service systems as integrated systems of systems. The book brings together established academics from a number of disciplines. This collaboration makes it possible to provide novel constructs and empirical results that help the reader to understand how value is co-created and orchestrated in the era of digital service platforms. In addition to theory building, practical implications for wider managerial and policy use are highlighted. The topics in this book are related to service platform technologies; organizational capabilities; and strategies and management in the contexts of retail, healthcare, and the public sector. A wide selection of case studies is used to demonstrate the implications of platforms for different service and economic contexts. Combining both theory and practice, this book is highly recommended for readers interested in the service and marketing point of view on the platform economy and for practitioners strategizing for scalable service platforms. Chapters 4 and 10 are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via

Marktplätze im Umbruch

Digitale Strategien für Services im Mobilen Internet


Author: Claudia Linnhoff-Popien,Michael Zaddach,Andreas Grahl

Publisher: Springer Vieweg

ISBN: 9783662437810

Category: Computers

Page: 759

View: 9897

Alle Branchen befinden sich derzeit in derselben Situation: Unternehmen bedienen ihre Kunden oft noch über konventionelle Kanäle, obwohl viel mehr Kenntnis und Erreichbarkeit vorhanden ist. Technisch ist es möglich, den Ort des Kunden zu bestimmen, die Situation, in der er sich befindet. Mit diesem Wissen kann man reagieren: personalisiert können Leistungen des Unternehmens angeboten werden, die zu den Bedürfnissen des Kunden passen. Wenn das Unternehmen dies nicht tut, wird das Geschäft von anderen Playern im Markt abgegraben. Vertriebskanäle werden zunehmend bei Partnern etabliert, auch um gebündelte Produkte anzubieten. Es entstehen Orchestrierung und Kollaboration, und das Social Business reagiert viel stärker auf die Meinung der Kunden zum Produkt.

IT Strategy for Non-IT Managers

Becoming an Engaged Contributor to Corporate IT Decisions


Author: Amrit Tiwana

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262534150

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 7659

How non-IT managers can turn IT from an expensive liability into a cost-effective competitive tool.

Digital Enterprise Design and Management 2013

Proceedings of the First International Conference on Digital Enterprise Design and Management DED&M 2013


Author: Pierre-Jean Benghozi,Daniel Krob,Frantz Rowe

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642373178

Category: Computers

Page: 183

View: 8293

This book contains all refereed papers that were accepted to the first edition of the « Digital Enterprise Design & Management » (DED&M 2013) international conference that took place in Paris (France) from February 12 to February 13, 2013. (Website: These proceedings cover the most recent trends in the emerging field of Digital Enterprise, both from an academic and a professional perspective. A special focus is put on digital uses, digital strategies, digital infrastructures and digital governance from an Enterprise Architecture point of view. The DED&M 2013 conference is organized under the guidance of the CESAMES non profit organization (

Handbook of Research on Architectural Trends in Service-Driven Computing


Author: Ramanathan, Raja

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466661798

Category: Computers

Page: 759

View: 6726

Research into the next generation of service architecture techniques has enabled the design, development, and implementation of dynamic, adaptive, and autonomic services to enable enterprises to efficiently align information technology with their agile business requirements and foster smart services and seamless enterprise integration. Handbook of Research on Architectural Trends in Service-Driven Computing explores, delineates, and discusses recent advances in architectural methodologies and development techniques in service-driven computing. This comprehensive publication is an inclusive reference source for organizations, researchers, students, enterprise and integration architects, practitioners, software developers, and software engineering professionals engaged in the research, development, and integration of the next generation of computing.