Social Business Supports the Next Wave of Productivity in Manufacturing

By Heather Ashton – December 13, 2012
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At IDC Manufacturing Insights, we've begun to see a shift in manufacturing -the next wave of productivity, supported by the four pillars (big data, cloud, mobile, and social). Social business is an important component in this new "house of productivity" that manufacturers need to create. Manufacturers are bringing Twitter-like and Facebook-like and Linked-in-like capabilities into the business culture, their processes, and their existing applications as well as upgrading their existing collaboration tools. What exactly is social business, then? I like to use the distinction that social business is conversation-based and people-centric, rather than task-based and file-centered.


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