Trends Report

3D Printing Drives Digitization Further Into Products, Processes, And Delivery Models

A 3D Printing Primer For CIOs

February 20th, 2014
Sophia Vargas
Michael Yamnitsky
With contributors:
J. P. Gownder , Khalid Kark , Frank Gillett , John McCarthy , Nate Fleming , Rachel Dines


Unlike the Web, mobile, cloud, and analytics, 3D printing innovation has entered from left field, completely independent of the technology stack. Besides presenting a valuable lesson in adjacent innovation, 3D printing offers a new opportunity for CIOs to expand their influence in business domains. In this report, we: 1) introduce and define the 3D printing ecosystem; 2) assess and project the business value of 3D printing; and 3) outline the steps necessary to prepare your organization for a 3D printing economy.

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