IDC MaturityScape Benchmark: Cloud in Manufacturing in Worldwide
This IDC study presents the results of IDC's 2016 CloudView Survey for cloud maturity in worldwide manufacturing. The IDC MaturityScape Benchmark enables manufacturers to assess their adoption and use of cloud technologies against their peers in an industry and to support strategies to progress in the use of cloud based on their business goals.This study should be viewed as a supplement to IDC MaturityScape: Cloud (IDC #259534, October 2015), which describes IDC's cloud maturity framework and identifies the stages, dimensions, outcomes, and actions required for companies to deliver impact and business outcomes. Together, they provide a comprehensive overview of IDC's cloud maturity model and help guide manufacturers worldwide to evolve to a stage where their cloud implementations offer competitive differentiation and enable them to deploy new, innovative processes, products, and services quickly."Cloud adoption is accelerating quickly in the manufacturing industry," says Kimberly Knickle, research vice president, IT Priorities and Strategies. "For line-of-business executives, cloud offers a quick and economical way to support business requirements, which is critical, given the accelerating pace most manufacturers are facing. For CIOs and the IT organizations, cloud represents a new model of developing and deploying IT resources with implications for vision, people, process, and technology."