This IDC study describes IDC’s IT Strategy and Innovation MaturityScape framework that identifies the stages, dimensions, outcomes, and actions required for companies to effectively foster the strategy, organization, governance, and planning maturity needed to compete in the new era of the 3rd Platform. This maturity model is a two-part initiative:
- In this study, we describe the framework and provide guidance for organizations of all sizes interested in advancing along the five maturity stages of the framework to maximize benefits derived from strategy and innovation.
- In a follow-up study, IDC will present results from quantitative research that will enable organizations to assess their strategy and innovation maturity level against industry benchmarks.
IDC’s IT Strategy and Innovation MaturityScape enables an organization to assess its competency and maturity with respect to its structures and processes that drive IT strategy and innovation, use the baseline to define short- and long-term goals, and plan for improvements. This maturity model provides CIOs, CEOs, LOB leaders, function leaders, and other senior leaders with facts and insights that will help their organization to mature and thrive in the new business environment ignited by the 3rd Platform.