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Japan Manufacturing and Retail Markets IT Business Usage of the 3rd Platform 2016

Japan Manufacturing and Retail Markets IT Business Usage of the 3rd Platform 2016

This IDC study includes research and analysis of the Japan 3rd Platform market, with a focus on the manufacturing and distribution industries. It provides an analysis of the user trends and needs for the 3rd Platform as well as business challenges around current trends, based on quantitative studies on the 3rd platform spending and forecasts, the results of user company surveys conducted in March 2016, as well as the primary research through interviews with user companies.Market Analyst Naoko Iwamoto of IDC Japan's IT Spending Group offers the following analysis: "IT suppliers should change role to providing support to help user companies resolve their business issues and achieve their business goals as experts on mutually linked 3rd Platform technologies rather than just developing business for each of the four pillars in isolation; and IT professionals in a position to utilize technologies at user companies should be more aware of the possibilities of the 3rd Platform, and by using its agility and flexibility to their advantage, proactively drive the development of new business models.IDC Opinion Methodology Definition Essential Guidance Synopsis

IDC Opinion
In This Study
Definitions of Respondent Industry Classifications
Situation Overview
Case Studies: Business Transformation through the 3rd Platform
A Manufacturing Industry Case of an IoT-Enabled New Business Model: ADVANTEST
A Retail Industry Case of Omni-Channel Strategies Driven by the 3rd Platform technologies: Cocokara Fine
Business Transformation through the Use of the 3rd Platform at User Companies: Digital Transformation (Summary)
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
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