Platforms do not appear from thin air!

Towards new radical business opportunities: There is no single journey towards success in digital platforms– there are many ways to do it!

In the core of platforms are the products and services that link the actors together toward seamless experiences. This seamless service experience generates data from users, which can create new business opportunities for the platform owner or its partners when shared, integrated and analyzed.  Over boundaries of several platforms and their digital interactions, there is more data– wide data– allowing for integrating variety knowledge. And the sought-after, radically new business opportunities lie at the intersection of different data sets and sources. This is the plan, right? But how to get there?

Digital platforms are places for digital interactions where there are different value-creating building blocks.  These building blocks need to work together! So-called boundary resources need to allow for seamless technical and cooperative collaboration. For example, if your seamless customer experience benefits from microservices, those need to be accessible via APIs (application programming interfaces) that can function with your APIs.

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If you have not explored the importance of interactions and boundary resources in your organization, the check‐list based on the insight of academic, industry and other stakeholders can be a first step for you!

More details about it can be found: http://tutcris.tut.fi/

We all have to understand that the logic of the game has changed, and that all actors can’t be platform owners or providers. There is no single journey towards success in digital platforms– there are many ways to do it!

 

See also our previous posts on platforms:

The platform ecosystem canvas defining the core elements of new economy

Openness is the key to the platform economy

When everything is about platforms and platforms are about everything

Katri Valkokari
Katri Valkokari
Research Manager, VTT
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@valkatti

 

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Marko Seppänen
Professor, TUT
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@DrSeppanen

 

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Kaisa Still
Senior Scientist, VTT
kaisa.still(a)vtt.fi