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Mobile's Place in the Connected Factory

出版商 VDC Research Group, Inc. 商品編碼 363956
出版日期 內容資訊 英文 51 Pages; 77 Exhibits
商品交期: 最快1-2個工作天內
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連網型工廠的行動環境 Mobile's Place in the Connected Factory
出版日期: 2016年07月21日 內容資訊: 英文 51 Pages; 77 Exhibits



  • 調查內容
  • 摘要整理
  • 全球市場概要
  • 5年預測與軟體/服務的預測
  • 市場預測:行動裝置
  • 資訊中心的製造業和工業IoT
  • 結論
  • 競爭情形
  • 關於VDC Research

While the manufacturing sector includes a number of industries-automotive, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, food and beverage, etc., all with their own intricacies and nuances-this report will look at the industry cross-sections where mobility is being used, or could be used, to improve processes. More specifically, this report will examine the environment where production occurs, the “shop floor,” whether that is in a factory creating automobiles or refining oil.

The technologies covered encompass much of the mobile ecosystem from hardware to software, but a focus will be on how these products are used to improve business process and take advantage of data flows and connected capabilities. Five-year forecasts will be provided for mobile solutions-devices, software, and services-as well as an in-depth discussion on solution requirements and expectations.

In addition, this report will analyze the major technical and operational trends that are driving change within the manufacturing sector. Mobile opportunities, arising from a more data-dependent manufacturing environment and the growing capabilities of mobile technology, are the direct result of technical and operational drivers and the slow removal of historical barriers. By examining these two driving forces in-depth, this report will provide an unmatched analysis of the opportunities for mobile technology within the manufacturing sector.

  • How are manufacturers utilizing mobile technology and how is this evolving?
  • What is the market size and growth opportunity for manufacturing mobile applications/software?
  • What is the market size and growth rate for mobile devices in the manufacturing sector?
  • What mobile devices are used in the manufacturing sector today, and what are the key capabilities/ features of these devices?
  • How are companies addressing new industrial technologies, such as the Internet of Things and big data?
  • How do mobile technology opportunities differ by region?
  • What is the landscape of solution providers-both established and emerging-and which are best positioned to succeed?


Matthew Hopkins brings experience in quantitative and qualitative research to the Enterprise Mobility and Connected Devices team. He supports a variety of syndicated research programs and custom engagements. His experience includes work for market research firm KRC Research, where he engaged analysis for a number of Fortune 500 companies. Matt's communications based on primary and secondary space.

David Krebs has more than 10 years of experience covering the markets for enterprise and government mobility solutions, wireless data communication technologies, and automatic data-capture research and consulting. David focuses on identifying the key drivers and enablers in the adoption of mobile and wireless solutions among mobile workers in the extended enterprise. David's consulting and strategic advisory experience is far reaching and includes technology and market opportunity assessments, technology penetration and adoption enablers, partner profiling and development, new product development, and M&A due diligence support. David has extensive primary market research management and execution experience to support market sizing and forecasting, total cost of ownership (TCO), comparative product performance evaluation, competitive benchmarking, and end-user requirements analysis. David is a graduate of Boston University (BSBA).

Table of Contents

  • Inside This Report
  • Executive Summary
  • Global Market Overview
  • A Five-Year Outlook and Software & Services Forecast
  • Market Outlook: Mobile Devices
  • Information-Centric Manufacturing and the Industrial Internet of Things
  • Concluding Thoughts
  • Competitive Landscape
  • About VDC Research


  • Exhibit 1: Leading market pressures driving investment
  • Exhibit 2: To what extent is your organization investing in Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives?
  • Exhibit 3: Primary barriers to improving your manufacturing processes
  • Exhibit 4: Total (mobile hardware, mobile software, mobile services) spending in manufacturing
  • Exhibit 5: Which of the following best reflects your organization's approach to mobile application development?
  • Exhibit 6: Do your company's mobile applications have self-service troubleshooting capabilities?
  • Exhibit 7: How would you describe your organization's implementation of mobile solutions for line of business applications/frontline mobile workers?
  • Exhibit 8: Which of the following applications does your organization currently/plan to support for frontline manufacturing workers?
  • Exhibit 9: When evaluating mobile devices to support frontline applications, what are your organization's primary selection criteria?
  • Exhibit 10: What accessories, if any, does/would your organization use in conjunction with its mobile devices to support frontline applications?
  • Exhibit 11: When evaluating mobile solution providers, what are the three most important selection criteria?
  • Exhibit 12: Global rugged hardware forecast
  • Exhibit 13: Americas rugged hardware forecast
  • Exhibit 14: EMEA rugged hardware forecast
  • Exhibit 15: APAC rugged hardware forecast
  • Exhibit 16: Global consumer-grade hardware forecast
  • Exhibit 17: How has your organization's 2016 mobility budget changed in comparison to 2015?
  • Exhibit 18: Approximately what percentage of your factory is connected to support mobile solutions?
  • Exhibit 19: What are the primary barriers to deploying a mobile solution?
  • Exhibit 20: Which form factors will be used in this new deployment?
  • Exhibit 21: How ready is your business infrastructure to capitalize on the benefits of IoT technologies?
  • Exhibit 22: Is the data from machines available to view and analyze on mobile devices?
  • Exhibit 23: Which of the following does your data analytics solution provide?
  • Exhibit 24: What were the primary reasons for acquiring an analytics solution?
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