Research best practices from across industry
To learn how your peers across industry perceive the preparedness of their organizations to take advantage of the opportunity presented by digital transformation, Smart Industry offers these seminal studies:
PwC’s 2016 Global Industry 4.0 Survey is the biggest worldwide survey of its kind, with over 2,000 participants from nine major industrial sectors1 and 26 countries. It goes to the heart of company thinking on the progress of Industry 4.0. This study explores the benefits of digitizng your company’s horizontal and vertical value chain, as well as building your digital product and service portfolio.
At the start of each new year we look forward to new technologies, new trends and new tools that will bolster the efficiency of our lives and our businesses. This year, as the world more fully embraces the digital transformation, new technologies are launched each day, those technologies are rapidly adapted into tools, and trends develop around them, which reward individuals savvy enough to take action. Here, find a collection of some of these pioneers of the digital transformation…thought-leaders from a spectrum of fields who share with us their thoughts on what most excites them in 2017.
Despite concerns over organizational preparedness and global economic headwinds, a growing number of industry professionals believe that the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will have a profound impact on their businesses in the next five years, according to a just-completed survey by Smart Industry. The 2016 State of Initiative report, which for the first time allows trend lines to be drawn from identical questions asked in May 2015, shows that while some skeptics remain on the sidelines, many more organizations have moved to identify pilot IIoT applications and to fund broader application roll-outs in just the past year. IIoT strategies are maturing quickly as well, with an increasing percentage of respondents indicating that their companies have moved from informal explorations to more formal, structured plans.
“The Internet of Things—a superhighway to the future of business—has finally opened,” says John Brandt, CEO of The MPI Group, Inc., a thought leadership consultancy and research firm. “Unfortunately, most manufacturers don’t yet have a roadmap, and many can’t even find the entry ramp,” he says. Indeed, the MPI Group’s just released study indicates that most manufacturing companies have a limited understanding of the Internet of Things (IoT) or its potential impact on their organizations.