This IDC Survey Spotlight focuses on the anticipated regional changes in short- and near-term spending for robotics amid the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis. This is the second document of a series capturing the sentiments of technology buyers over time and as the COVID-19 and further economic downturn evolve.
While robotics adoption was already on an upward trajectory during the post-COVID-19 era, a gap is distinctively appearing in the market separating active upholders and conservative observers. Consequently, companies eager to adopt and integrate the technology throughout their modernized operations steadily accelerate aggressive spending plans, while observers started to slowly cut in budgets originally dedicated to robotics. At a regional level, differences highlight a significant divergence in mentalities.
This IDC Survey Spotlight is based on IDC's COVID-19 Impact on IT Spending Survey, which surveyed nearly 500 organizations worldwide across industries April 6–15, 2020.