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IDC defines M2M at the highest level as a technology solution that enables seamless and autonomous (without end-user inputs) wired or wireless communication between and among machines — or "things". It is a relatively new area in the Indian industry. In the CIO Summit that IDG/IDC conducted in February in Pune, India where more than 120 CIOs participated from diverse industries, a survey was conducted. 50 CIOs from the manufacturing sector (auto OEM/component suppliers, process industries – oil & gas, dairy, fertilizer, metal, power, cement) shared their thoughts on the current state and future plans for M2M communication.


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In terms of IT spending in the CEMA region, manufacturing is expected to invest in new solutions over the next five years, making it one of the strongest vertical markets, with IT spending expected to rise annually by 7% across the region and by more than 8% in the Middle East. These broad numbers belie important regional differences that must be considered when developing an emerging markets strategy. Given the importance of cloud in reshaping how IT is delivered, IDC Manufacturing Insights' Martin Kuban answers key questions about how CEE and MEA differ in terms of attitudes toward cloud, legacy, systems, cloud-specific budgets, and what the future holds.


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Customer experience (CX) is increasingly being viewed by manufacturers as a necessary element of business-to-business (B2B) transactions, one that is enabled by the 3rd Platform, specifically social, mobile, cloud, and big data analytics. This blog takes a closer look at the topic of CX through the manufacturing lens.


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  • Manufacturing Day, E…
    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:
    Kimberly,
    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:
    Antony,
    Thanks for your comments - agreed.  Nice article, and I look forward to our next conversation.
    Best Regards,
    Jeff
    5 months ago
  • Webcast: The Importa…
    Antony Bourne says:
    Jeff,
    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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