IDC Releases Four New IDC MaturityScape Benchmarks to Assist CIOs, IT, and Line of Business Executives to Achieve Industry Superiority

New reports explore enterprise architecture, enterprise IT transformation, vendor and sourcing management, and service management

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--()--International Data Corporation (IDC) today announced four new IDC MaturityScape Benchmark studies, providing organizations a unique opportunity to compare maturity against that of peers with the IDC MaturityScape system of dimensions and sub-dimensions. The four IDC MaturityScape Benchmark studies explore Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise IT Transformation (EIT), Vendor and Sourcing Management (VSM), and Service Management. These studies build on IDC MaturityScapes, unveiled earlier this year, which provide a structured way for organizations to identify their current level of capability or maturity, and the gap between where they are and where they should be to maintain competitive balance or achieve industry superiority.

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IDC MaturityScape Benchmark: Enterprise Architecture in the United States
This IDC study presents the results of IDC's 2014 MaturityScape Benchmark: Enterprise Architecture Survey, a companion to IDC MaturityScape: Enterprise Architecture (IDC #247401). This pair of studies provides an opportunity for enterprise-class organizations to benchmark themselves against other similarly sized organizations in terms of their enterprise architecture maturity, to uncover maturity gaps among different dimensions, and to plan for improvement. These studies enable CIOs, IT executives, and other senior leaders to optimize decision making from both a business and a technical perspective.

IDC MaturityScape Benchmark: Enterprise IT Transformation (EIT)
This IDC study presents the results of IDC's global 2014 Enterprise IT Transformation MaturityScape Benchmark Survey, and complements IDC MaturityScape: Enterprise IT Transformation (EIT) (IDC #248141). The new study enables organizations to assess their capabilities with regard to 3rd Platform strategy and innovation, to identify maturity gaps among different dimensions and areas of capability that need improvement, and to take actions to achieve the level of maturity that satisfies their business needs.

IDC MaturityScape Benchmark: Vendor and Sourcing Management in the United States
This study presents the results of IDC's 2014 Vendor and Sourcing Management MaturityScape Benchmark Survey and is a supplement to IDC MaturityScape: Vendor and Sourcing Management — A Framework to Maximize Value and Drive Innovation (IDC #247458). This IDC study provides an opportunity for organizations to benchmark their VSM maturity against the industry standard, assess IT vendor and sourcing management competency and maturity and, most important, prioritize their VSM-related investment decisions.

IDC MaturityScape Benchmark: Service Management in the United States
This study presents the results of IDC's 2014 Service Management MaturityScape Benchmark Survey, and is a supplement to IDC MaturityScape: Service Management (IDC #244523). The new study provides an opportunity for organizations to benchmark their service management maturity against the industry standard, to assess IT service management competency and maturity, and, most importantly, to prioritize and obtain guidance regarding IT service management processes, technologies, staffing, and other related investment decisions.

"The four new MaturityScape Benchmarks were designed to arm CIOs, IT, and Line of Business executives with the critical information necessary to appropriately benchmark against peers, assess current capabilities, and adjust the IT strategy to more effectively compete in today’s market," said Joseph Pucciarelli, Group Vice President, IDC. "The topics explored represent some of the most pressing IT challenges facing top level executives today. Our goal is to provide executives with current, relevant and thoughtful research to fuel strategic decision making as they navigate the 3rd Platform."

To learn more about the IDC MaturityScapes, please visit contact IDC at insights@idc.com.

For additional information about this report or to arrange a one-on-one briefing with Joseph Pucciarelli, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or sarah@attunecommunications.com. Reports are available to qualified members of the media. For information on purchasing reports, contact insights@idc.com; reporters should email sarah@attunecommunications.com.

About IDC MaturityScape Benchmarks
IDC MaturityScape Benchmarks aid in the discussion of IT strategy and technology investments by helping IT executives and their enterprise partners gauge where their enterprise is in relation to that of their peers and competitors, best achievers, and the least invested. By utilizing IDC benchmark data, IDC MaturityScape Benchmarks enable organizations to compare maturity against peers, pinpoint which dimensions of an initiative peer organizations are more mature in, and identify the benefits organizations achieve as they move to more mature stages.

About IDC
International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. In 2014, IDC celebrates its 50th anniversary of providing strategic insights to help clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting www.idc.com. Follow IDC on Twitter at @IDC.

Contacts

IDC
Heather Hargraves, 508-935-4162
Senior Marketing Specialist
hhargraves@idc.com
or
Attune Communications
Sarah Murray, 781-378-2674
Partner
sarah@attunecommunications.com

Release Summary

IDC today announced four new IDC MaturityScape Benchmark studies, providing organizations an opportunity to compare maturity against that of peers and guide enterprise strategy and decision-making.

Contacts

IDC
Heather Hargraves, 508-935-4162
Senior Marketing Specialist
hhargraves@idc.com
or
Attune Communications
Sarah Murray, 781-378-2674
Partner
sarah@attunecommunications.com