Collaborative Technologies to Be Emphasized in 2008, Researchers Predict

from managingautomation.com

As larger manufacturing companies move toward a more globally integrated business model, they will need to increase spending this year on collaborative technologies, including social networking systems such as wikis, in order to manage their businesses more effectively, according to a new report.

This growing emphasis on developing collaborative business networks enabled by newer technologies is at the heart of a set of 10 manufacturing industry predictions for 2008 issued today by research firm Manufacturing Insights, an IDC company. MI says that large manufacturing companies are becoming increasingly global in nature, with many reporting 60% or more of their profits from outside their home bases.

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