DXC Technology “Industry 4.0” Survey shows that Swiss firms underestimate challenges
DXC Technology, the world’s leading independent, end-to-end IT services company, today released the results of a survey of 100 Swiss industry managers about smart factories of the future. The results give Swiss industry leaders insights for transforming and helping ensure the success of their enterprises in the age of smart factories
“Digital transformation in industry requires new strategies apart from the classic management decisions,” says Liliana Scheck, general manager, DXC Technology Switzerland. “As our latest Industry 4.0 study shows, Swiss companies want to use digital innovations primarily to optimise the value chain in a conventional way. But they are not yet prepared to take full advantage of the potential Industry 4.0 offers.”
The DXC Industry 4.0 Survey in Switzerland
DXC’s Industry 4.0 survey finds that industry managers in Switzerland already acknowledge the importance of the smart factory for their future: Nearly 70 % say that Industry 4.0 should be used for automation to safeguard them from being pushed out of the market; however, when it comes to transforming smart factory plans into action, companies struggle to execute. For example, only one in four managers say that investments in smart factory robots and machines are important.
Transforming to a Digital Enterprise
At the same time, industrial managers show traditional thinking on how to use digital transformation: A majority rank optimising costs as the No. 1 priority in decisions about the internal use of digital technologies. The development of disruptive digital business models is rarely part of their strategy. Less than 8 % of Swiss managers perceive a start-up mentality as strategically important for Industry 4.0 in their companies. This contrasts sharply with digital-native companies in Silicon Valley that make this idea their mission and thus revolutionise customer service and other business areas.
“The rapid digital developments we are currently experiencing in the industry are more profound and faster than anything we’ve seen in the world of information technology,” says Liliana Scheck, general manager, DXC Technology Switzerland. “The networked industry with high availability of data in real time offers companies many opportunities. As the world’s largest independent IT service provider — with many years of experience in the field of digitising production — DXC Technology delivers the needed professional support for its customers. Our mission is to guide enterprises on their digital journeys in their home country of Switzerland and beyond the borders in the regions worldwide.”
DXC is the world’s leading independent, end-to-end IT services company, helping clients harness the power of innovation to thrive on change. Created by the merger of CSC and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC serves nearly 6000 private and public sector clients across 70 countries. The company’s technology independence, global talent and extensive partner network combine to deliver powerful next-generation IT services and solutions. DXC is recognised among the best corporate citizens globally.
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