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At IDC Manufacturing Insights, we have recently published the results of our most recent supply chain survey, along with a view of application investment priorities for manufacturers in 2012 and into 2013.

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IDC forecasts the Big Data technology and services market will grow to $16.9 billion in 2015 at a rate that's about seven times the overall information and communication technology (ICT) market. Spending those funds wisely is going to be very important to manufacturers, starting with identifying the right use cases for those investments. Yet we still find manufacturers not fully understanding big data and how big data technology is something new and of value to their businesses.

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    Kimberly Knickle says:
    Good question.  I think manufacturers are working to retain those employees that are willing to change with the business and with the technology that's increasingly part of their everyday life.  But no data to prove that theory, unfortunately.
    4 months ago
  • Manufacturing Day, E…
    delger says:
    Based on the data shared above, how important is it for Manufacturers to engage and retain their current employees?  And are you seeing a trend in that regard?
    4 months ago
  • Webcast: The Importa…
    Jeff Hojlo says:
    Thanks for your comments - agreed.  Nice article, and I look forward to our next conversation.
    Best Regards,
    5 months ago
  • Webcast: The Importa…
    Antony Bourne says:
    I agree with your comments in the webcast and also am of the same opinion, and think that manufacturers need to take small steps on this journey since it is not an on/off switch that they need to use, but a process in which they make improvement after improvement since a lot of learning will happen along the way.
    I also have written a blog…
    5 months ago

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