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April 29, 2014

IT Organizations Can Now Transform to 3rd Platform with Tips from IDC MaturityScape

International Data Corporation (IDC (News - Alert)), a subsidiary of IDG -- and a provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets -- unveiled a new report, IDC MaturityScape: Enterprise IT Transformation Maturity Model developed to address the challenges of adopting and integrating the 3rd Platform into the enterprise.

This is the capstone study in a series of more than 20 IDC MaturityScape reports that will be published in 2014.

With technologies and innovations constantly evolving, businesses of all verticals need to upgrade in order to help them achieve their long term business goals. Key transformation that an IT organization needs to look at in order to be successful are strategy and innovation processes, IT talent management, approaches to enterprise architecture, service management strategies and vendor management strategies.

IDC MaturityScape is 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.

"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," Joseph Pucciarelli, vice president and it executive advisor at IDC, said in a statement.

"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," Pucciarelli added.

The report was revealed at the annual IDG Enterprise CITE Conference in San Francisco, and it identifies the stages, dimensions, outcomes, and actions required for IT executives to integrate their IT strategies with those of the business.

The IDC model acts as a tool and helps organizations to assess their capabilities with regard to 3rd Platform strategy and innovation; enable an ongoing dialog 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; and establish standards for improving IT strategy, planning, and services that span the enterprise.

Edited by Rory J. Thompson

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