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This IDC Manufacturing Insights Pivot Table presents our best estimates and forecasts for the worldwide product life-cycle management (PLM) IT opportunity. The document provides IT spending forecasts for the following subindustries: automotive; high-tech electronic components; high-tech equipment; other high tech; aerospace and defense; base materials: chemicals, metals, and pulp and paper; consumer products; other discrete manufacturing; and other process manufacturing. It also provides industry and technology definitions and methodology. Regional segmentations include Asia/Pacific, the United States, Western Europe, and the rest of the world. The data aligns with the 2H16 release of IDC's Worldwide Semiannual IT Spending Guide by Industry and Company Size.



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