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IDC TechScape: Worldwide Manufacturing Connected Products Technologies, 2015

IDC TechScape: Worldwide Manufacturing Connected Products Technologies, 2015

This IDC study uses the IDC TechScape model to provide an assessment of both industry-specific and industry-agnostic technology adoption supporting the worldwide connected products market. The IDC TechScape is an evaluation model based on a comprehensive framework and a set of parameters that assess a technology's adoption progress relative to one another and to those factors expected to be most conducive to success in a given market over both the short term and the long term. In breaking technologies into three major adoption categories, transformational, incremental, and opportunistic, the IDC TechScape aspires to provide IT buyers with an industry snapshot as to where specific technologies lie today relative to current industry best practices. In addition, the IDC TechScape identifies technologies likely to become best practices in the future and their current state of adoption maturity relative to each other. Within our discussions of individual technologies, we also identify our analyst's best opinions regarding key momentum factors, highlighted as IDC TechScape Markers of Momentum, where we rate technologies based on adoption speed, risk, and market interest.

According to IDC Manufacturing Insights' Research Manager Heather Ashton, "The manufacturing industry is being transformed by the proliferation of connected products. Leading manufacturers already recognize that new revenue and growth is developing because of the information and intelligence those complex products can generate."

Please Note: Extended description available upon request.

IDC Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
Transforming Manufacturers' Products with Technology
The IDC TechScape
Scope and Domain of the IDC TechScape
IDC TechScape Categories and Definitions
IDC TechScape Technology Descriptions
Autonomous Operations
Remote Operations
Big Data Analytics
Applications and Services Delivery
Wireless Sensing and Locating
HMI/User Interface
Low-Power WiFi
Enterprise Cloud
Digital Billing
Fourth-Generation Cellular Communications
Integrated Mobile Devices
Business Intelligence and Data Management
Industry Cloud
Content Delivery
Wired Sensors
Future Outlook
Future Generations of Connected Products — Drones and More
The Possibilities Ahead — Product Systems
Changing the Customer Experience
Business Models and Product as a Service
Essential Guidance
Tailor to Product Value, Cost, and Life Cycle
Consider the Connected Supply Chain and Smart Manufacturing
General Guidance
Early Adopters
Mainstream Adopters
Cautious Adopters
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Related Research
Interpreting the IDC TechScape Figure
IDC TechScape Methodology
Table: IDC TechScape: Connected Products Technologies
Table: IDC TechScape Technology Markers of Momentum
Table: Manufacturing Examples of Connected Product Systems
Figure: IDC TechScape: Worldwide Manufacturing Connected Products Technologies, 2015
Figure: Autonomous Operations Markers of Momentum
Figure: Remote Operations Markers of Momentum
Figure: Big Data Analytics Markers of Momentum
Figure: Applications and Services Delivery Markers of Momentum
Figure: Wireless Sensing and Locating Markers of Momentum
Figure: HMI/User Interface Markers of Momentum
Figure: Low-Power WiFi Markers of Momentum
Figure: Security Markers of Momentum
Figure: Enterprise Cloud Markers of Momentum
Figure: Digital Billing Markers of Momentum
Figure: Fourth-Generation Cellular Communications Markers of Momentum
Figure: Integrated Mobile Devices Markers of Momentum
Figure: WiFi Markers of Momentum
Figure: Bluetooth Markers of Momentum
Figure: Business Intelligence and Data Management Markers of Momentum
Figure: Industry Cloud Markers of Momentum
Figure: Content Delivery Markers of Momentum
Figure: Wired Sensors Markers of Momentum

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