This IDC study describes IDC's Leading in 3D (L3D) MaturityScape. It identifies the stages, dimensions, outcomes, and actions required for leaders to undertake successful digital transformation initiatives — driving innovation, integrating innovations into the existing organization, and maintaining a consistent quality of established IT products and services. This study also serves as a guide for information and technology (I&T) leaders to identify areas in need of improvement in support of digital transformation in four key areas or disciplines of leadership:
- Digital vision — as a critical driver of the leadership mission
- Innovation — as a partner to the business in fostering IT-enabled innovation
- Integration — as the owner of the agile processes that transition new platforms to become stable business services that are the key to DX success
- Incorporation — as a reliable and secure service provider for the established suite of IT-based products and services
IDC believes that for an organization to be successful, these essential aspects of digital leadership can and should be assessed, evaluated, and cultivated. IDC's Leading in 3D MaturityScape enables information and technology executives to assess their competency and maturity and use a baseline in defining short- and long-term goals and plan for improvement. With this study, an organization and its leaders can use a comprehensive set of objective criteria to achieve facts-based and data-driven decision making and progress in its maturation journey.
"Many businesses have effective leadership, but few leaders would honestly state that they are harnessing the full potential of their organization's ability to produce DX value," says Serge Findling, vice president with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP). "We believe that the next generation of successful technology executives will lead organizations that treat digital change as a continuous process — developing competencies across multiple styles of innovation execution by integrating new ideas with existing systems and architecture without disrupting business operations or customer experience."