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Business Strategy: Worldwide Cloud Adoption in the Manufacturing Industry

Business Strategy: Worldwide Cloud Adoption in the Manufacturing Industry

This IDC Manufacturing Insights report analyzes the current trends and future plans for cloud adoption among manufacturing enterprises worldwide, based on several IDC surveys, including IDC's 2014 CloudView Survey, with 593 manufacturers from 17 countries and 73.7% of respondents with IT titles and 26.3% with line-of-business (LOB) titles. The transition to "cloud also" or "cloud first" is well under way for manufacturers around the globe. The advantages are significant as line-of-business leaders and their IT organizations increasingly rely on cloud to flexibly deliver IT resources at the cost and speed the business requires.

"Traditional IT spend is clearly on the decline, and manufacturers must update their cloud road maps to ensure their investments benefit the business," says Kimberly Knickle, research director, IDC Manufacturing Insights.

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IDC Manufacturing Insights Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
The Approach
Future Outlook
The Enterprise Approach to Cloud
Cloud-Enabled Business Transformation with the Internet of Things
The Transitioning IT Budget — Private, Public, and Hybrid Cloud
Additional Changes Ahead in the Availability and Demand for IT Resources
Essential Guidance
Actions to Consider
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Synopsis
Table: Manufacturing Usage and Plans for Public Cloud by Region (% of Respondents)
Table: Manufacturing Usage and Plans for Private Cloud by Region (% of Respondents)
Table: Progress for Manufacturing in Two Years by Region (% of Respondents)
Figure: Current Plans for Private and Public Cloud
Figure: Plans for Replacing and Providing New IT Services via Public Cloud
Figure: Organizational Beneficiaries from Cloud Strategy in Manufacturing
Figure: Application Deployment Plans in Cloud: Today and in Two Years
Figure: Direct Control for the Business as a Driver for Moving to Cloud
Figure: Manufacturers' Progress Today and in Two Years
Figure: Annual IT Budget Allocation: Today and in Two Years

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