Manufacturing

The use of machines, tools and labor to make things for use or sale. Most commonly applied to industrial production, in which raw materials are transformed into finished goods on a large scale.

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  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Commerce Specialist Service Providers, Q4 2018

    The Eight Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    November 27, 2018 Lily Varon

    In our 24-criteria evaluation of commerce specialist service providers, we identified the eight most significant ones — Astound Commerce, BORN Group, diconium, Gorilla Group, Isobar, LiveArea, Optaros by MRM//McCann, and Wunderman Commerce — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps digital business strategy professionals make the right choice.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: Brands, Here's The Size Of Your Digital Commerce Prize

    Assessing The Digital Commerce Opportunity For Branded Manufacturers

    November 16, 2018 Michelle Beeson, Sucharita Kodali

    Consumer-facing brands know that there is proverbial gold in generating direct sales through digital commerce, but the big question is the size of the prize. This report examines the factors that influence the digital market opportunity for brands and digital business professionals, including product type, regional differences in digital commerce markets around the world, and the organization's digital maturity.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2019: New Tech

    Where VC Funding And Innovation Will Go In 2019

    November 6, 2018 Carlton A. Doty

    CXOs in large and midsize enterprises must constantly monitor emerging technology markets to uncover innovation opportunities. Top of mind for most are some usual suspects like machine learning, edge computing, and distributed ledger technology. But as standalone technologies, they're practically useless unless applied to industries and use cases that drive economic and customer value. The five predictions in this report show how venture capital investments in emerging tech markets will recalibrate in the coming year, driving innovation in four key industries.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Digital Twin Links IoT Data With Customer And Business Outcomes

    Digital Twin Frameworks Provide Enterprisewide Context To IoT Data

    October 31, 2018Nate Fleming

    Firms use the internet of things (IoT) to connect their products in the field, but what to do with the resulting data remains a challenge. Digital twins of products in the field aggregate and analyze several sources of relevant data, allowing product makers to manage their products more efficiently, prevent product downtime, and offer value-added services to improve customer experience (CX). CIOs and digital leaders in the product maker value chain should read this report to refine their approach to deploying digital twin to catalyze business and customer value.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Emerging Technology Spotlight: Digital Twin

    Digital Twin Drives IoT's Value By Contextualizing Products

    October 29, 2018Nate Fleming

    As product companies seek to monetize their internet of things (IoT) initiatives, digital twin will be a key framework for CIOs managing disparate data sources around a single product in the field. But enabling a digital twin requires navigating ambiguous technology marketing, modernizing legacy enterprise applications, and changing core culture and processes. CIOs and business technology leaders should read this report to learn more about digital twins and the barriers they will face as they enable them.

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