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May 2015 - IDC MaturityScape - Doc # 255774

IDC MaturityScape: Information Digital Transformation 1.0

Author: Serge Findling Vice President of Research, Digital Transformation
Abstract

This IDC study describes IDC's Information Digital Transformation MaturityScape, a framework for identifying the stages, critical measures, outcomes, and actions required for IT organizations to effectively evolve to information transformation as a critical enabler of the digital transformation of their enterprise.

This study serves as a guide for business and technology executives to identify areas in need of enhancement in support of digital transformation in five key areas or disciplines of information transformation:

  • Data Discovery
  • Value Development
  • Value Realization
  • Knowledge and Collaboration
  • Information Architecture

IDC's Information Digital Transformation MaturityScape enables an organization to assess its competency and maturity and use a baseline in defining short- and long-term goals and plans for improvements. It also enables executives to prioritize and obtain guidance in leveraging and managing their fastest-growing asset: the information asset. With this document, an organization can use a comprehensive set of objective criteria to benchmark its maturity against an industry benchmark — in the quest to achieve facts-based and data-driven decision making and derive desired outcomes based on business-oriented organizational goals.

"Leaders in information transformation must treat data as they would any asset as well as invest in a range of technology and people to unlock the monetary value of this information treasure," says Serge Findling, vice president of research with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP). "IDC's Information Digital Transformation MaturityScape offers senior leaders a framework to assess their enterprise challenges and create a sound information transformation strategy."

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