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Jul 2015 - IDC TechScape - Doc # 255573

IDC TechScape: Worldwide Manufacturing Connected Products Technologies, 2015

Authors: Heather Ashton, Kimberly Knickle

Abstract

This IDC study uses the IDC TechScape model to provide an assessment of both industry-specific and industry-agnostic technology adoption supporting the worldwide connected products market.

The IDC TechScape is an evaluation model based on a comprehensive framework and a set of parameters that assess a technology's adoption progress relative to one another and to those factors expected to be most conducive to success in a given market over both the short term and the long term. In breaking technologies into three major adoption categories, transformational, incremental, and opportunistic, the IDC TechScape aspires to provide IT buyers with an industry snapshot as to where specific technologies lie today relative to current industry best practices. In addition, the IDC TechScape identifies technologies likely to become best practices in the future and their current state of adoption maturity relative to each other. Within our discussions of individual technologies, we also identify our analyst best opinions regarding key momentum factors, highlighted as IDC TechScape Markers of Momentum, where we rate technologies based on adoption speed, risk, and market interest.

According to Heather Ashton, research manager, IDC Manufacturing Insights, "The manufacturing industry is being transformed by the proliferation of connected products. Leading manufacturers already recognize that new revenue and growth is developing because of the information and intelligence those complex products can generate."

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