IDC Manufacturing Insights to Unveil Series of Top Ten Prediction Reports for Global Manufacturing in 2010

Annual independent, fact-based reports considered an essential guide for IT investments in the global economy

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — December 4, 2009IDC Manufacturing Insights, a global research and advisory firm, today announced it will unveil its annual series of “Top Ten Predictions” reports and accompanying Webcasts for the global manufacturing industry in the coming weeks. With a clear focus on the manufacturing industry, the annual Top Ten Predictions reports explore the critical, global technology trends driving “recovery and transformation” in the manufacturing industry in 2010 and examine the impact of these technologies on global technology spending and the use of information technology in key process areas.

Despite industry consolidation, IDC Manufacturing Insights remains steadfast in its mission to provide independent, fact-based research for buyers in the manufacturing industry. For the past 5 years, IDC Manufacturing Insights analysts have provided global research and analysis on best practices and the use of information technology to assist clients in improving their capabilities in key process areas. With a team of analysts spanning the globe, with deep and diverse industry experience, IDC Manufacturing Insights delivers comprehensive coverage of the most pressing issues affecting IT executives today.

The Top Ten Predictions Webcast series kicks off on January 11th with the IDC Insights Predictions 2010: Cross-Industry Overview Webcast, covering energy, financial services, government, health, manufacturing and retail. The discussion will focus on how the predictions in each segment will impact global technology spending patterns, organizational structures, and overall industry performance. The series continues with the IDC Insights Predictions 2010: Manufacturing Webcast, to be held on January 13th. This presentation will discuss the challenges and uncertainty within the current economic environment and how manufacturing IT organizations need to engage their business leadership to deliver higher decision-making competency for 2010 and beyond.

The series continues with the IDC Insights Predictions 2010: Manufacturing Supply Chain Webcast, to take place on January 20th. This Webcast will examine general economic trends affecting supply chains, specific domain challenges across procurement, planning, manufacturing and logistics, and then emerging hot topics such as sustainability, RFID/M2M, and risk management. Next, the IDC Insights Predictions 2010: Manufacturing Product Lifecycle Management Webcast on January 21st will highlight the role information technology and PLM software will take in meeting business and process challenges. Finally, the IDC Insights Predictions 2010: Manufacturing EMEA Webcast on February 2nd will focus on the 2010 predictions for European Manufacturing that encompass topics such as Demand Visibility, MES, Manufacturing Offshoring, Risk Management, Aftermarket Services, RFID, and SOA among others.

“Unlike any other research for the manufacturing industry, our annual predictions reports are essential to helping buyers and users navigate the technology market and make informed business decisions,” said Bob Parker, vice president, research, IDC Manufacturing Insights. “Manufacturers looking to stay ahead of the competition and learn about global IT investment trends and urgent business initiatives for 2010, will find our research is the most valuable and practical research available in the industry today.”

For additional information about IDC Manufacturing Insights, or to set up a one-on-one briefing with an IDC analyst, please contact Sarah Murray, 781-794-3214 or email Sarah at Email Contact. In addition, related reports from IDC are available to qualified members of the media. For information on purchasing reports, contact Email Contact; press personnel should email Email Contact.

About IDC Manufacturing Insights

IDC Manufacturing Insights provides business and IT decision-makers with fact-based research and analysis to inform and support critical business decisions. The global independent research and advisory firm closely follows processes associated with the design, development and distribution of goods across markets including Discrete Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, High Tech/Electronics Manufacturing, Consumer Packaged Goods and Retail. IDC Manufacturing Insights' research and analysis is critical for end-users, as well as hardware and software vendors, service providers, and purveyors of IT outsourcing. Founded in January 2005, IDC Manufacturing Insights is headquartered in Framingham, Mass. To know more, visit


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