Already, and increasingly so over the next few years, competitive business strategies will require 3rd Platform capabilities to understand and engage with customers and partners. But for IT organizations to be competitive with external forces and the cloud, they must provide an equivalent service paradigm. This will require restructuring IT to deliver IT as a service and, in particular, to deliver ITaaS 3rd Platform capabilities focused on realizing the enterprise's competitive strategies.
Critical to this will be the CIO's ability to simplify his or her existing IT landscape to enable that longer-term enterprise competitive strategy.
Defining service interactions and allocation resources require close collaboration with LOBs
Limitations to the IT Department Being a More valuable Partner to Functional Area
Q. On a 5 point scale, where 5 is strongly agree and 1 is do not agree at all, how much do you agree with the following reasons for what you believe is limiting your IT department being a more valuable partner to your functional area?
Market availability of vast XaaS offerings will transform traditional IT delivery to a service paradigm
Defining service interactions and allocating resources require close collaboration with LOBs
Putting in place a simpler environment to enable IT innovation becomes a necessity
Look to the 3rd Platform as the preferred solution for new projects
Rationalize the asset, application, and project portfolios to deliver variable-cost 3rd Platform capabilities with real-time ITaaS
Educate LOBs about the competitive opportunities and integration requirements of 3rd Platform technologies
By 2016, 65% of Global Competitive Strategies Will Require Real-Time 3rd Platform IT as a Service