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Worldwide Digital Transformation Strategies

Digital transformation (DX) is at the center of modern organizational strategies. IDC estimates the economic value of DX to almost $19 trillion or more than 20% of global GDP. Advances in 3rd Platform technologies and associated accelerators are transforming whole industries and represent the largest driver of technology investment for the foreseeable future. IDC's DX Taxonomy provides structured guidance on how 14 distinct industry and government verticals are creating and enabling digital transformation success in the digital economy through a four-tiered model including 16 digital missions, 70 strategic priorities, over 190 programs, and over 550 specific use cases.

IDC's Worldwide Digital Transformation Strategies program benchmarks the maturity of enterprise transformation efforts, identifies organizational impact, provides guidance on building new capabilities, and prioritizes investment options.

Markets and Subjects Analyzed

  • Overall maturity of digital transformation in the industry
  • Approaches that deliver new levels of relationship mastery
  • Capabilities that enable operating model transformation
  • Strategies for monetizing information
  • Architectural constructs that will define spending
  • The impact of 3rd Platform technologies and associated accelerators
  • How to move from being digitally distraught to being digitally determined through digital strategies
  • How to build a long-term digital road map through use cases
  • The requirement that demonstrate the inherent value that digital has on the business
  • The growing mandate for a platform to scale digital initiatives

Core Research

  • IDC MaturityScape: Digital Transformation
  • IDC MaturityScape Benchmark: Worldwide Digital Transformation
  • Leveraging Business Ecosystems for Digital Transformation
  • IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Digital Transformation 2016 Predictions
  • IDC PeerScape: Worldwide Digital Transformation
  • IDC PeerScape: From Vision to Execution — Risk Factors in Digital Transformation
  • IDC PlanScape: Operations Mastery in the Digital Economy — The New Rules for Productivity Growth
  • IDC PlanScape: Relationship Mastery in the Digital Economy — The New Rules for Revenue Growth
  • IDC PlanScape: Information Mastery in the Digital Economy — Finding ROI; Return on Information

In addition to the insight provided in this service, IDC may conduct research on specific topics or emerging market segments via research offerings that require additional IDC funding and client investment.

Key Questions Answered

  1. How do you evaluate the maturity of an organization's digital transformation?
  2. What are the key capability dimensions of digital transformation?
  3. What constitutes superior maturity relative to peers?
  4. What are the logical next steps to advance maturity?
  5. What is the investment, and what is the expected return?

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Meet the Experts
Robert Parker

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Applications, Data Intelligence, Services, and Industry Research

Shawn Fitzgerald

Research Director, Digital Transformation Strategies