Innovation accelerators – new core technologies as added by IDC to its 3rd Platform - more

You may hear about a DX economy. For those who like to use the “digital transformation” mantra, DX refers to digital transformation. Whether you are transforming or evolving as you change, you are a part of a new economy.

What are the innovative accelerators of the digital business and the digital economy? It is being described as a 3rd platform. The 3rd platform is millions of apps, billions of users and trillions of things.

Core to the platform are:

  • Mobility
  • Social Business
  • Big Data and analytics
  • The cloud and Software as a Service (SaaS)

The accelerators of innovation are:

  • Robotics
  • Natural Interfaces
  • 3D Printing
  • Internet of Things
  • Cognitive Systems
  • Next Generation Security


Adding more technologies to the 3rd Platform and, more importantly, witnessing an added layer to the core technologies and innovation accelerators of innovation and transformation, IDC sees a future whereby this layer where the optimization, change and innovation as such accelerates.

  • With a clear focus on (digital) customer experience and overall stakeholder experience, while optimizing costs, innovating and creating competitive differentiation, a digital business is set to become the cornerstone of a digital change or DX economy in the words of IDC.
  • And this, in turn, will lead to a DX economy. But make no mistake about it: despite all the technology it’s still about (digital) customer experience and stakeholder experiences or the human dimension, empowered by processes, information and the 3rd Platform evolutions in the first place.

Again, creating a digital business is not just a technology or IT matter.

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