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News Roundup: Predicting The Future Of Digital Manufacturing

By Ideas @ AppDirect / June 25, 2018

Digital Economy News Roundup 2

Here’s a selection of recent digital economy news from around the world that we’re talking about at AppDirect.

Predicting The Future Of Digital Manufacturing, 2018

Louis Columbus,, June 24, 2018

“Capgemini’s study, ‘Digital Engineering: The new growth engine for discrete manufacturers’ explores how digital technologies are reshaping the manufacturing landscape.” Among the findings: “Manufacturers predict 47% of all their products will be smart, connected and capable of generating product-as-a-service revenue by 2020.” Read more.

Digital Transformation Technology and Services Spending Is on the Rise

Natalie Gagliordi, ZDNet, June 12, 2018

“Research firm IDC posits that enterprises will ramp up spending this year on technologies and services that enable digital transformation, including applications, connectivity services, and IT services… For 2017, IDC estimates that worldwide spending on digital transformation technologies—hardware, software, and services—hit $1.3 trillion.” Read more.

3 Keys To Driving Customer Experience Into Your Digital Transformation

Daniel Newman,, June 19, 2018

“Customers are in control. One bad interaction with customer service, an outdated platform or even something as simple as website speed, may cause them to find the product they want elsewhere. Think about the last time you were shopping for something and got frustrated. Did you stick with the original store or find the product someplace else?” Read more.

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