IT Embraces Smart, Connected Products to Transform Manufacturers



Significant opportunities and challenges await the IT leaders at companies that embrace the Internet of Things, according to a recent IDG Research Services survey of 300 IT decision-makers at manufacturers worldwide. While IT leaders will benefit from greater involvement in product development and overall strategy, they also must be wary of the risks associated with underestimating challenges like connectivity, application development, and time to value.

SCP Embrace Article imageThis IDG Report draws sharp contrasts—manufacturers planning on entering the SCP market are planning​ obstacles, but they fail to anticipate many key challenges cited by their counterparts who have already transitioned to building smart products. Understand how clearly manufacturers understand challenges, including:

  • Security
  • Data storage infrastructure
  • Vendor ecosystems

This report provides a valuable baseline to determine if your organization is sizing challenges correctly when considering a transition to manufacturing for the Internet of Things.

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