This IDC study presents the results of IDC's CloudView 2016 Survey and should be viewed as a supplement to IDC MaturityScape: Cloud 2.0 (IDC #259534, October 2015). Together, they provide a comprehensive overview of the IDC maturity model for cloud. Using the maturity measures and descriptions, readers can:Understand exactly what sets "thriving" organizations apart from "surviving" organizations, based on their maturity scoresUnderstand industry and peer group expectations for business outcomes and IT outcomes for increasingly mature (sophisticated) use of cloud in how they operationalize their internal IT assets, and how they source capability on the public (provider-based) cloudUnderstand the supporting processes, governance models, technologies, and skills to deliver cloud-based service delivery models to their internal customersIdentify gaps in overall cloud management capabilities based on the aforementioned criteria — or more broadly, vision, technology, people, and process"The goal of IT organizations has been and will be to provide users with policy-based access to the best IT resources available — whether those resources are homegrown or commercial and best of breed — in order to drive business value," according to Robert Mahowald, group VP, Applications and Cloud Software. "Mastering operations in a 'multicloud' world requires gradual step changes up the maturity scale, but the outcomes — including greater agility, higher revenue, and better business responsiveness — will determine the losers and winners of the next 10 years."
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