Perspective: Middle East and Africa CIO Summits: Manufacturers Share Experience of Adopting Four IT Pillars
In this perspective, IDC Manufacturing Insights shares insight on the adoption of the four pillars of the Third Platform of IT (mobility, big data, cloud, and social technologies) across the manufacturing vertical in the Middle East and Africa (MEA). We present summarized data obtained from participants via a paper questionnaire at IDC CIO Summits, which were hosted in a number of major cities across the MEA region during 2014. Although we cannot regard this data as 100% reliable, because the sample of respondents was formed randomly, no verification of answers was conducted, and no explanations were provided to participating respondents, it still serves as an interesting technology end-users' view that we explore in closer detail in this report.
All the above discussed CIO survey results seem to be in line with IDC's understanding of the current situation in the MEA manufacturing sector. This is good news, because it reinforces our conclusions derived from continuous research on MEA markets.
To assist MEA manufacturers with their migration to Third-Platform technologies, IDC Manufacturing Insights offers the following insights:
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