Digital Disruption in Industrial Manufacturing | IDC analyst answers your top questions

June 27, 2017
Digital technology and cloud deployment are the fabric of innovation

Digital Disruption is this year’s hot topic. Countless articles, papers and webinars all stress the importance of exploiting digital technology. But the overload of information can be confusing and overwhelming. But, what does the term really mean? How do you sort out the "nice to have" from the "absolutely essential" tactics? Most importantly, what does digital disruption mean specifically for industrial manufacturing? Here are the answers to your top questions from one of the most reliable resources in technology: IDC Manufacturing Insights. In this Analyst Connection paper, Heather Ashton, research manager, IDC, answers questions about the current state of digital technologies, projections, and where manufacturers should turn their attention first. Learn valuable insights, such as:

  • IDC predicts that by 2018, companies that are investing in IoT-based operational sensing and cognitive-based situational awareness will see 30% improvements in the cycle times of impacted critical processes.
  • Globally, 29.4% of discrete manufacturers have already deployed an IoT solution, and the remainder have plans to launch an IoT solution in the next 12–24 months.
  • According to IDC's 2016 Vertical Insights Survey, 75.2% of industrial manufacturers currently have technology initiatives that are driven by digital transformation.

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