Rockwell Automation announces the release of its sponsored IDC Executive Brief, which focuses on Executive Predictions for Industrial Digital Transformation in EMEA for 2021 (and Beyond).
Based on a survey of more than 400 industrial companies, the IDC Executive Brief examines how businesses have adjusted their approach to digital transformation in the face of uncertainty, and how those changes have affected them and will continue to affect them into the future.
This IDC Executive Brief includes:
- Managing accelerated disruption
- Developing a strategic approach to digital transformation
- Creating high-impact processes
- Transforming the workforce experience
- Future-proofing the technology stack
- Improving performance by Implementing a holistic digital transformation strategy
- Delivering real business results by prioritizing technology and process convergence
- Having a connected technology stack and high quality of data
Susana Gonzalez, EMEA President at Rockwell Automation, says: “With signs of recovery being reported throughout the news, it’s important to look ahead and consider the lessons we have learned. We need to be flexible about how we approach this year and resist the urge to cling to the ‘old ways’. If we are open to changing our perceptions based on experience, then we are able to grow – our beliefs are only valid until they are disproven. I, like many, once thought that to be efficient in sales and customer relations, you had to be out in the field all the time. COVID-19 happened, we adapted, and the sky didn’t fall – we’re still selling and we’re still serving our customers. Even I have been surprised at just how successful the process of adapting has been.”
Jan Burian, Head of IDC Manufacturing Insights EMEA, IDC, says: “IDC expects that, by the end of 2021, 90% of all manufacturing supply chains will have invested in the technology and business processes necessary for true resilience, resulting in productivity improvements of 5%.”
Lorenzo Veronesi, Research Manager, IDC Manufacturing Insights EMEA, IDC, says: “IDC expect that, to support autonomous operations, by 2022, organizations will increase their investments in data governance, digital engineering functions, and digital operations technologies by 40%.”
The past year has demonstrated beyond doubt the need for a comprehensive digital transformation strategy. Companies falling short of the “digital divide” have struggled to adapt, while those who have embraced and made significant advances in Industry 4.0 have thrived. Discover what the future holds for your business in the IDC Executive Brief: Executive Predictions for Industrial Digital Transformations in EMEA: 2021 (and Beyond).