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Apr 2015 - Business Strategy - Doc # MI255221

Business Strategy: Worldwide Cloud Adoption in the Manufacturing Industry

Author: Kimberly Knickle Research Vice President

This IDC Manufacturing Insights report analyzes the current trends and future plans for cloud adoption among manufacturing enterprises worldwide, based on several IDC surveys, including IDC's 2014 CloudView Survey, with 593 manufacturers from 17 countries and 73.7% of respondents with IT titles and 26.3% with line-of-business (LOB) titles. The transition to "cloud also" or "cloud first" is well under way for manufacturers around the globe. The advantages are significant as line-of-business leaders and their IT organizations increasingly rely on cloud to flexibly deliver IT resources at the cost and speed the business requires.

"Traditional IT spend is clearly on the decline, and manufacturers must update their cloud road maps to ensure their investments benefit the business," says Kimberly Knickle, research director, IDC Manufacturing Insights.

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