TECH SUPPLIER May 2020 - Market Perspective - Doc # US46301720

COVID-19: Quantifying the Impact on Robotics and Drones

By: Stacey SoohooResearch Manager


This IDC Market Perspective outlines and discusses IDC's views on the impacts and effects of COVID-19 by industry and use case. This document quantifies the impact on technology spending by industry and provides a framework for how technology providers should think about their robotics and drones strategy going forward.

This IDC study describes how IDC's Customer Insights and Analysis group evaluates the worldwide robotics and drones market opportunity, identifying top-ranking regional use cases and providing market forecasts from IDC's Worldwide Robotics and Drones Spending Guide. It should be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide Robotics and Drones Spending Guide and all of IDC's worldwide industry research. Technology suppliers may utilize this approach and structure as well to help them build an industry-focused organization.

We provide worldwide use case figures for 2019–2024, analyzing the current size and future potential of implementing several key robotics and drones use cases and setting the forecast within the context of the broader ecosystem.

In this time of crisis, technology providers of all types and sizes are in the midst of reevaluating plans and pivoting strategies. To assist with these efforts, we have quantified the COVID-19 impact on technology spending by industry.

"The COVID-19 pandemic provides a unique opportunity to bring automation to the front line of many businesses and homes," said Stacey Soohoo, research manager, IDC's Customer Insights and Analysis group. "With many organizations turning to next-generation technologies to increase efficiencies while limiting human-to-human contact, we have witnessed the value of autonomous robots and drones in fighting this disease."



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