What Is Disruptive Technology?

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What is Disruptive Technology?

Disruptive technology is a new method of doing things that originally does not meet the needs of obtainable customers. It tends to unlock new market and destroy old ones. A disruptive Technology is a technology that creates a new market and value network and which has the potential to eventually disrupt an existing market and value network, or they can even displace established market leading firms, or products and alliances. The term was defined and phenomenon analyzed by Clayton M. Christensen beginning in 1995.
Not every innovations/technology are disruptive, even if they are revolutionary. A disruptive technology is one that displaces an established technology and shakes up the industry or a ground-breaking product that creates a completely new industry.
Here are a few examples of disruptive technologies:
• The personal computer (PC) displaced the typewriter and forever changed the way we work and communicate.
• The Windows operating system 's combination of affordability and a user-friendly interface was instrumental in the rapid development of the personal computing industry in the 1990s. Personal computing disrupted the television industry, as well as a great number of other activities.
• Email transformed the way we communicating, largely displacing letter-writing and disrupting the postal and greeting card industries.
• Cell phones made it possible for people to call us anywhere and disrupted the telecom industry.

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