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30 Aug 2017

IDC Latest Survey Ranks Robotics as Top Priority for Technology Investment in 2017

SINGAPORE, August 31st, 2017 – IDC Manufacturing Insights reveals in its latest report Key Insights from IDC Worldwide Robotics Survey 2017 that robotics is ranked the highest priority for technology investment by companies surveyed from manufacturing, retail, health, and utilities sectors. The survey covered key robotics markets of China, Japan, the United States, German, France, Italy, Thailand, and Taiwan.

"Clearly, end-user organizations are looking to deploy the latest robotics technologies to improve product quality, enhance customer experiences, and reduce operational cost at the same time," said Dr. Jing Bing Zhang, Research Director for Worldwide Robotics and IDC Manufacturing Insights Asia Pacific. "Our survey has also revealed a number of faster-growing application areas over the next two years," added Zhang.

This latest manufacturing report from the 2017 IDC robotics survey revealed greater insight into:

• Landscape of robotics usage in the industry sectors

• Organizational priorities and challenges

• Key drivers and market trends

• Current and fast growing future application areas and use cases

• Level of in-house skills and expertise in robotics

• Key vendor attributes influencing robotics procurement decisions

• Values and services expected from vendors

• Spending on robotics and return on investment, and payback period

• Major benefits achieved from the deployment of robots

The report includes an appendix section with demographics analysis of the companies surveyed, industry, company size, revenue, job role of the interviewees, and other information.

For more information about the research or to purchase this report, please contact your IDC account manager or Dr. Jing Bing Zhang at For media inquiries, please contact Tessa Rago or Alvin Afuang

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IDC Manufacturing Insights ' Worldwide Commercial Robotics research and advisory service provide companies with information and expertise to better deploy robotics technology. As companies seek to transform their operating models to be more autonomic and flexible, robotics will play a substantial role, not just on the factory floor but wherever tasks can be automated. Forward-looking research, combined with fact-based analysis of successful global robotic strategies, provides clients with practical ways to better manage product quality, improve responsiveness, and substantially increase productivity.

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Jing Bing Zhang
+65 6829 7752

Alvin Afuang
+63917 797 4586

Theresa Rago
+65 9159 3053