This IDC Manufacturing Insights study presents the top 10 IT-related predictions for the CEMA manufacturing industry in 2013.
"The European debt crisis continues to have negative impacts across Europe and, consequently, to affect many CEE and MEA economies. However, manufacturers are not simply standing by; they are focusing on strategic initiatives to cultivate more competitive businesses in the future. Manufacturers across CEMA are seeking new opportunities in markets outside of their comfort zone, Western Europe. As this shift occurs, meeting changing quality demands will be important, with operations management applications and customer intelligence providing key support and areas of expected investment in 2013 and beyond." – Senior Research Analyst Craig Simpson, IDC Manufacturing Insights CEMA