This IDC study provides CIOs and IT executives with an overview of IDC's IT Executive Program (IEP) Leading in 3D Practice area. The description explains the area and scope of the practice, lays out the key issues, and describes the main research themes focused on addressing those issues. In addition, it describes the benefits and challenges of addressing these issues so that CIOs and IT leaders can assess for themselves the relative importance of adopting the three leadership disciplines in the context of their enterprise goals and challenges.
"Leading in 3D means delivering end-to-end innovation and incorporation through continuous integration," says Fred Magee, Adjunct Research Advisor in IDC's IT Executive Program (IEP). "We believe successful CIOs of the future will be judged by their ability to manage all three of these interconnected disciplines on a continuous basis while anticipating the next wave of ecosystem change driving the digital transformation to the enterprise. IT leadership will need to forge a lasting collaboration with business partners to drive the transformation engine — from old to new, from unstable to stable, from experimental to operational."