Transitioning to the Steady State with 3rd Platform Suppliers

Transitioning to the Steady State with 3rd Platform Suppliers

This IDC study is designed for CIOs and senior IT managers to maximize their effectiveness in an organization's transition to the 3rd Platform of social, mobile, analytics, and cloud. The acceleration of technology creates opportunity to leverage IT into a business innovation platform, working with key vendors. The VSMO should be engaged across each LOB to demonstrate IT value to the organization in meeting its strategic objectives. Second, the VSMO should drive the vendor relationships from transactional contracts toward building an IT supply chain ecosystem. This document:Describes the accelerated technology transformation of the 3rd Platform and the VSMO's lead role to manage the changeDefines specific steps for using the technology to design a business innovation platformOutlines strategies for key skills acquisition across the organization and highlights potential challenges in building VSMO capabilities"In the 3rd Platform era, organizations must continue to build long-term relationships with vendors that can be trusted and that understand the business needs of the organization," says Ron Babin, adjunct research advisor with IDC's Research Network. "The VSMO is the front line in bridging IT partners to corporate goals."

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IDC Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
Step 1: Map Current State
Step 2: Engage Current Suppliers
Step 3: Build a Road Map
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
Next 6 Months
Next 6–18 Months
After 18 Months
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Related Research
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