Cloud Adoption in the European Manufacturing Industry

Cloud Adoption in the European Manufacturing Industry

This IDC study analyzes the current trends and future plans for cloud adoption among manufacturing enterprises in Europe based on several IDC surveys, including the 2014 IDC CloudView Survey with 99 manufacturers from 7 countries and 74% of respondents with IT titles and 26% with line-of-business (LOB) titles. The transition to "cloud also" or "cloud first" is well under way for manufacturers around Europe. The advantages are significant, as LOB 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," said 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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Related Research
Table: Comparison between Worldwide and European Manufacturing Usage and Plans for Public Cloud
Table: Comparison between Worldwide and European Manufacturing Usage and Plans for Private Cloud
Table: Cloud Maturity Model: Stage Definitions and Progress for Worldwide Manufacturing in Two Years
Figure: European Manufacturers' Current Plans for Private and Public Cloud
Figure: European Manufacturers' Plans for Replacing and Providing New IT Services via Public Cloud
Figure: Organizational Beneficiaries of Cloud Strategies in European Manufacturing
Figure: Application Deployment Plans in Cloud for European Manufacturing Today and in Two Years
Figure: Direct Control for the Business as a Driver for Moving to Cloud
Figure: European Manufacturers Now and the IDC Cloud Maturity Model
Figure: European Manufacturers' Annual IT Budget Allocation: Now and in Two Years

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