IDC Manufacturing Insights conducted a number of interviews and extensive surveys among EMEA manufacturing organizations to ascertain what 2013 will hold for enterprises in terms of business trends and technology initiatives. The result is this EMEA Manufacturing 2013 Top 10 Predictions report.
"European manufacturers are laying on a pile of cash as the ratio of investment to gross domestic product is at a 60-year low," said Pierfrancesco Manenti, head of IDC Manufacturing Insights in EMEA. "In the second half of 2013, manufacturers will start facing better prospects and therefore will look for opportunities by unlocking their cash. The mantra for this expected wave of investments will be around finding new ways to productivity."