Feb 2018 - IDC Survey Spotlight - Doc # US43563218
Business Drives and Funds IoT Initiatives in the Manufacturing Industry
By: Kimberly Knickle
This IDC Survey Spotlight provides analysis of how manufacturers in various segments and across manufacturing fund IoT initiatives. The Survey Spotlight contains data from IDC's Global IoT Survey, completed in September 2017, with 917 manufacturing respondents worldwide. The overall survey also includes data on IoT use cases, challenges, stakeholders, and what manufacturers expect from technology providers.
"This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights that the majority IoT initiatives are guided or led by the business organizations within manufacturers, because IoT projects are first and foremost about bringing value to the business," according to Kimberly Knickle, IDC Manufacturing Insights vice president, IT Priorities and Strategies.