While traditional IT spend is on the decline, manufacturers must update their cloud roadmaps to ensure their investments benefit the business
FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April 13, 2015 – The transition to “cloud also” or “cloud first” is well under way for manufacturers around the globe according to new survey results from IDC. In fact, in the United States, 41% of manufacturing respondents indicated they are accessing IT resources via the public cloud, based on the IDC Global Technology and Industry Research Organization IT Survey, 2014. This new IDC study, “Worldwide Cloud Adoption in the Manufacturing Industry,” (Document#MI255221) analyzes the current trends and future plans for cloud adoption among manufacturing enterprises worldwide, based on several IDC surveys including the 2014 IDC CloudView Survey.
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The advantages of cloud computing for manufacturers are significant, as line of business leaders and their IT organizations increasingly rely on cloud to flexibly deliver IT resources at the cost and speed the business requires. Traditional IT spend is clearly on the decline, and manufacturers must update their cloud roadmaps to ensure their investments benefit the business. According to the IDC European Vertical Markets Survey, 2014, almost 50% of European manufacturing respondents noted they have adopted or will adopt ERP in the public cloud. And in Asia Pacific, 49% of manufacturing respondents are using cloud – public or private – or intend to use cloud, based on the 2014 IDC Manufacturing Insights Asia Pacific Business and IT Priorities Survey.