IDC Market Spotlight: Accelerating the Manufacturing Value Chain with Cloud
IDC MARKET SPOTLIGHT
Accelerating the Manufacturing Value Chain with Cloud
This Market Spotlight report reviews IDC Manufacturing Insights on recent research on cloud trends and adoption rates, use cases and major benefits realized with cloud deployment. The report concludes with IDC recommendations for manufacturers to fully realize the potential of cloud computing.
A transformation is occurring in how manufacturing businesses are run — partly due to the cloud and the avenues it opens for manufacturers of all sizes. Although total cost of ownership (TCO) will always be important, cloud usage is rapidly moving beyond cost-only considerations to focus on the speed with which new capabilities can be made available to increase operational supply chain speed and expedite getting new products to market.
Cloud continued growth will be driven by a broad range of application areas in manufacturing such as:
- Innovation management,
- Global trade management and logistics,
- Data collection and analytics for predictive maintenance,
- Post-sales support and warranty management,
- Demand sensing.
Download the full IDC report to see how cloud adoption yields a more versatile, adaptable, and economical value chain.