Perspective: IoT Accelerates in Manufacturing

Perspective: IoT Accelerates in Manufacturing

This IDC Manufacturing Insights Perspective highlights survey data from IDC's 2016 Global IoT Decision Maker Survey, IDC's 2016 Customer Insights and Analysis Vertical IT and Communications Survey, and IDC Manufacturing Insights' IT and OT Integration 2016 Survey on manufacturers' adoption, plans, and hurdles for the Internet of Things (IoT) in the plant, the supply chain, and the product life cycles. Manufacturers are well under way in terms of adopting the innovation accelerator IoT into their products and processes, and the most advanced manufacturers are already changing the way they operate and changing their business models because of IoT.

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In This Perspective
Key Takeaways
Recommended Actions
Situation Overview
Future Investments and Expectations for IoT
Moving from Pilot to Pervasive Adoption
From Wired to Wireless in the Plant
Critical Technology Considerations
A Complex Partnership — Across Business, IT, and External Partners
IDC's Point of View
Advice for the Technology Buyer in Manufacturing
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