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Jun 2015 - Business Strategy - Doc # MIVC01X

Cloud Adoption in the European Manufacturing Industry

Authors: Lorenzo Veronesi, Kimberly Knickle, Alba Balla

This IDC study analyzes the current trends and future plans for cloud adoption among manufacturing enterprises in Europe based on several IDC surveys, including the 2014 IDC CloudView Survey with 99 manufacturers from 7 countries and 74% of respondents with IT titles and 26% with line-of-business (LOB) titles. The transition to "cloud also" or "cloud first" is well under way for manufacturers around Europe. The advantages are significant, as LOB 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," said Kimberly Knickle, research director, IDC Manufacturing Insights.

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