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New IDC MaturityScape Guides IT Leaders through Transformation to 3rd Platform

International Data Corporation (IDC) today announced the new report, IDC MaturityScape: Enterprise IT Transformation Maturity Model (Doc #248141), designed to help IT leaders transform their IT organization from a second platform organization that provides cost- effective, reliable operations to keep the business running, to an IT organization that provides business innovation, helping enterprises to gain a competitive advantage.

Revealed at the annual IDG Enterprise CITE Conference in San Francisco, the new IDC MaturityScape identifies the stages, dimensions, outcomes, and actions required for IT executives to integrate their IT strategies with those of the business. It also serves as a guide to direct CIOs and other technology leaders toward the specific areas of IT maturity that may need to be improved upon within their organizations. This is the capstone study in a series of more than 20 IDC MaturityScape reports that will be published in 2014 to help IT executives transform their organizations and technology initiatives for the 3rd Platform of computing.

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"The 3rd Platform is a business platform, defined by creative and innovative uses that businesses are finding for mobility, social systems, cloud services, big data and analytics," said Joseph Pucciarelli, IDC Vice President and IT Executive Advisor. "CIOs, burdened by the constant requirement to satisfy short-term business goals, will continue to need help in making sense of the longer term impact of the 3rd Platform on IT management and its ability to serve enterprise strategic plans."

IDC anticipates that by 2016 the role of the CIO will be dominated by helping the enterprise make sense of how to fit all the pieces of the 3rd Platform into a coherent architecture that supports next-generation business strategy and value. IDC's MaturityScape reports will play an important part in providing the insight CIOs need to assess how their business investments in the 3rd Platform create opportunities to improve IT's ability to serve the enterprise. The model also serves as a tool for developing an adoption path for aligning IT to the ever changing 3rd Platform initiatives of the enterprise and enabling organizations to:

  • Assess their capabilities with regard to 3rd Platform strategy and innovation
  • Enable an ongoing dialogue between CIOs and their business partners about the appropriate direction and value of IT investments in the 3rd Platform
  • Identify which areas of capability require improvement to align with dynamic business changes
  • Establish standards for improving IT strategy, planning, and services that span the enterprise

Pucciarelli continued, "Singly, each area of 3rd Platform technology represents opportunities for the business, but the additive effects of combining social-mobile-big data analytics, for example, present innovative opportunities to rethink how businesses operate at a fundamental level. Companies that cannot develop at their proper level of technology maturity will face powerful competitive headwinds."

For IT organizations, the transformation to the 3rd Platform is complex and multi-faceted. The series of IDC MaturityScapes were designed to address the top elements an IT organization needs to transform in order to be successful including:

  • Strategy and innovation processes
  • IT talent management
  • Approaches to enterprise architecture
  • Service management strategies
  • Vendor management strategies

To learn more about IDC MaturityScape, please contact IDC at [email protected].

For additional information about this report or to arrange a one-on-one briefing with Joseph Pucciarelli, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or [email protected]. Reports are available to qualified members of the media. For information on purchasing reports, contact [email protected]; reporters should email [email protected].

About IDC MaturityScape

IDC MaturityScape offers a detailed explanation of the stages of 3rd Platform adoption from the simplest, unstructured ad hoc stage to the advanced, systematized optimized level. IDC MaturityScape provides an opportunity for CIOs and their enterprise partners to have a structured way to identify their current level of capability, or maturity, and the gap between where they are and where they want (or need) to be to maintain competitive balance or achieve industry superiority. Combined with focused IDC research, benchmarking, expert insights, and an ongoing commitment to developing forward-thinking 3rd Platform insights, IDC MaturityScape can be a critical cog in enabling the CIO role in the enterprise.

About IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. In 2014, IDC celebrates its 50th anniversary of providing strategic insights to help clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting www.idc.com.

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