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Business Drivers of Technology for Product Manufacturing Industries

Published: 14 December 2012

ID: G00239879

Analyst(s): Marc Halpern


Manufacturers are evolving in response to a common high-level set of business drivers for change. We identify five drivers for IT leaders to leverage technology that adds greater business value.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Business Drivers
    • Driver No. 1: Globalization
    • Driver No. 2: Expanding Competition
    • Driver No. 3: Increasingly Scarce Resources
    • Driver No. 4: Environmental, Health, Sustainability and Regulatory Priorities
    • Driver No. 5: Accelerated Use of New Technologies in Products

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