This IDC study describes IDC's Enterprise IT Transformation (EIT) MaturityScape. It identifies the stages, dimensions, outcomes, and actions required for IT executives to integrate their IT strategies with those of the business. This study also serves as a guide to direct CIOs and other technology leaders toward specific areas of IT maturity that may need to be improved upon within their organizations, including:
- Service management
- Sourcing and vendor management
- Organizational development
- Talent management
- Enterprise architecture
IDC's EIT MaturityScape provides an excellent framework for developing coherent, forward-looking IT strategies that complement a business' 3rd Platform aspirations. The 3rd Platform is fundamentally a business platform. It is being defined by the creative and innovative uses that businesses are finding for mobility, social systems, cloud services, and Big Data and analytics. This study:
- Describes the framework of the EIT MaturityScape in terms of how a set of IT management disciplines can be transformed by adopting increasingly mature capabilities — from the relatively incoherent ad hoc phase to the aspirational level of an optimized maturity level.
- Provides guidance on how CIOs can identify where they may need to improve their IT competencies by identifying some of the challenges and achievements for a range of characteristic management disciplines at each stage of maturity.
This MaturityScape provides CIOs, CEOs, LOB leaders, functional leaders, and other senior leaders with facts and insight that will help their organizations to mature and thrive in the new business environment ignited by the 3rd Platform.
"The Enterprise IT Transformation MaturityScape is like a middleware in that it connects a broadly based strategic perspective on business change with a set of focused initiatives that span the entire realm of IT management disciplines," says Fred Magee, adjunct research advisor with IDC's Research Network. "This study describes the framework for integrating specific areas of IT into a cohesive whole in terms of achieving a consistent level of capability across the organization."
CIO and Technology Professionals Agenda
Big Data analytics and discovery, Cloud services, Customer relationship management applications, Enterprise IT transformation, Human capital management, IT planning and design, IT strategy and governance, Internet of things, Leadership in 3D, Leadership transformation, Market intelligence, Mobility, Network security, Procurement, Technology buyer, Wearables