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Manufacturing IT Optimization and Modernization Primer for 2020

Achieve the full benefits of digitalization.

Expert(s): Ellen Eichhorn, Ivar Berntz

Digitalization offers manufacturers the ability to quickly respond to continually changing trends minimizing the cost of failure. To reap the full benefits of this capability, manufacturing CIOs must navigate toward the optimization and modernization of their IT portfolios.

In this research covering manufacturing IT for consumer goods, asset-intensive (heavy manufacturing), transportation and automotive companies, and emerging trends and topics such as IT/OT convergence, Industrie 4.0 and edge AI, we explore ways CIOs and IT leaders can enable efficiency to:

  • Modernize the IT portfolio and increase IT’s contribution to the business
  • Integrate the voice of consumers for a better experience
  • Maximize return on maintenance and reliability of equipment with IT automation

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