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    This IDC Survey Spotlight outlines the main approaches adopted by manufacturers to overcome challenges in transforming customer experience. The presentation contains data from IDC's 2023 Worldwide Future of Customer Experience Survey.

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    This IDC Market Note highlights themes from Hannover Messe that are relevant for European companies and summarizes key takeaways. Hannover Messe, the world's largest automation fair was held on April 22 to 26, 2024, in Hanover, Germany. Sustainability was once again a core topic at the fair, which...

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