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IDC – Manufacturing in Netherlands

Digital Maturity

The ambition of Smart Industry is that the Netherlands will have one of the most flexible and best digitally connected supplier networks of Europe by 2021, enabling the companies involved to achieve substantial energy and material savings and contribute to a competitive and sustainable economy.

- Peter van Harten, Industry Expert, member of the steering committee and Smart Industry Ambassador of the Smart Industry Program


IDC Research: Digital transformation of Manufacturing in the Netherlands

The manufacturing industry in the Netherlands is dedicated to digital transformation and aims to connect users to supply ecosystems with better customer engagement technologies and business models.

This IDC report documents the state of digital transformation in the Dutch manufacturing industry and emphasizes the need to support the evolving business strategies with an updated IT infrastructure and a reassessment – and possibly change – of the connectivity setup.


To stay competitive, embrace disruptive technologies, especially IoT and AI
To secure business continuity revisit your network and connectivity strategy to support a multi cloud environment
To become data-driven and customer-centric, establish an agile technology platform, capable of turning large amounts of data into valuable insights
To remain relevant explore how to engage customers, and possibly change business model or monetize production data

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