IDC PlanScape: Leading in 3D — Driving Innovation with Cloud Solutions

This IDC study discusses innovation through cloud solutions and the need for IT to leading in 3D (L3D) to create sustainable competitive advantage through innovation, integration, and incorporation."Leveraging cloud solutions to drive innovation is a must for all organizations to stay abreast with their competition. Access to high-value computing resources and APIs in the cloud has removed hurdles for smaller companies and individual business users to develop innovative solutions in a cost-effective way. The challenge ahead is for organizations to be able to integrate their innovative solutions to real business processes incorporating the solutions into steady state–efficient IT solutions that scale. There's a need to lead in all three dimensions to gain the potential business value innovation through cloud solutions," says Erik Berggren, vice president, Cloud Transition Strategies, IDC's IT Executive Program.

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Executive Summary
Why Is Driving Innovation Through Cloud Solutions Important?
What Are the Ways of Driving Innovation Through Cloud Solutions?
Business Model Innovations
New Digital Products
Innovations Based on Insights Gained from Big Data Opportunities
Faster and More Controlled Investments in New Ideas
Who Are the Key Stakeholders?
How Can My Organization Take Advantage of Driving Innovation Through Cloud Solutions?
Infrastructure and IT Innovation
Climb the Value Chain and Drive Direct Product Innovation
Platform Enablement
Leading in 3D Is Critical
Essential Guidance
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