Composability: Vital for a Future in Flux

If we’ve learned anything from the past two years, it’s this: Business leaders can no longer plan for a single path forward in a climate where customer, workforce, and operational conditions are unpredictable. Instead, they must constantly consider multiple scenarios and build flexibility into their strategies.

We’ve been exploring this concept and how to prepare for the unexpected in the context of transformation for some time now, including most recently in our Future in Flux series. That’s one of the reasons the Gartner® report, “Becoming Composable: A Gartner Trend Insight Report,” caught our attention.

In the report, Gartner explores how leaders can embrace the principles of composability—modularity, autonomy, orchestration, and discovery—to ready their organizations to flex quickly as conditions change. It details the importance of shelving static, long-term strategies, processes, organizational structures, and ways of working, in favor of agile approaches that are fit for a fast-paced future in flux.

In the report, Gartner unpacks the three pillars that form the foundation of a composable digital business—composable thinking, composable business architecture, and composable technology—and explains why composability is the key to mastering change and moving forward confidently in turbulent times.

For more research, insights, and best practices for embracing a composable business model, take a look at the full report from Gartner here.

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Gartner, Becoming Composable: A Gartner Trend Insight Report, Yefim Natis, Janelle Hill, Partha Iyengar, Gene Alvarez, Jennifer Loveland, Chris Howard, 17 September 2021