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This blog summarizes an IDC Manufacturing Insights Perspective covering the recently completed Ariba LIVE conference in Las Vegas.

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Connected, or smart cars, are no longer science fiction. Modern automobiles are being built with a large amount of electronics and connectivity, turning them into more than simple modes of transportation. This past February, the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced in a press release that they would be taking the necessary steps to bring vehicle to vehicle (V2V) technology to light vehicles. In their announcement they emphasized the safety benefits that would come from this technology, click here for press release, equating V2V technology to the adoption of seat belts and air bags. But is there an opportunity to monetize this technology for OEMs and other players, or is it really just a safety enhancement?

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At our March IDC Directions conference in Boston, I shared the stage with Keith Kmetz, speaking about the growth of the 3D print market and how 3D printing is changing manufacturing. (Bob Parker and Keith presented the same session on the West Coast). This blog highlights some of my presentation and defines some of the implications and considerations for 3D printing in the future.

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IT security is changing visibly in response to threats arising from the latest technological developments. Organizations must cope with more complex IT environments, including the rapid growth of web-based technologies in business (e.g., cloud computing, social networks, and mobile apps), the expansion of wireless technologies, the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend, and increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks. In March 2014, IDC's prestigious IT Security Roadshow brought together IT professionals, independent experts, and industry leaders to discuss the latest trends and developments that help organizations across all industries to make smart strategic investments in IT security, as well as improve the effectiveness of day-to-day operation. This blog brings a view of this event and presents key messages from conference speakers for manufacturers across Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa (CEMA).

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