IDC's MaturityScape for cloud aims to assist organizations in realistically appraising their current capabilities, articulating reasonable short- and long-term goals, identifying their gaps, and starting an action plan for change. The IDC MaturityScape specifically defines the stages, critical measures, business outcomes, and actions that are required to effectively move through the stages and increase value as more investments are made. Using the maturity measures and descriptions in the study, readers can:
- Understand exactly what sets "thriving" organizations apart from the "surviving" ones,based on their maturity scores
- Understand industry and peer group expectations for business and IT outcomes foran increasingly mature (sophisticated) use of cloud, and how organizations operationalize theirinternal IT assets and how they source capability from public (provider-based) cloud
- Understand the supporting processes, governance models, technologies, and skills to delivercloud-based service delivery models to their internal customers
- Identify gaps in overall cloud management capabilities based on the aforementioned criteria —or more broadly, vision, technology, people, and process
"Most organizations in India have plans to spend maximum of their new cloud spending on SaaS applications over the next year," says Rishu Sharma, associate research manager, Cloud and Internet of Things (IoT), IDC India. "Organizations in India are looking for providers with deep technological expertise, along with experience across verticals, that can help them transform their businesses, providing them with business agility and increased IT security."