Eight in ten leaders want intelligent systems success in five years time.

The time to start blueprinting is now.

In our increasingly digital world, the idea of intelligent systems is instrinsically understood but not extensively practiced. For companies in industries such as aerospace and defense, manufacturing, medical technology, energy, and telecommunications, the challenges lie in determining the right system characteristics for success.

 
 
 
 
 

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Thirteen key characteristics drive intelligent system success

Knowing when to invest in each characteristic requires a blueprint for building critical infrastructure, delivering core foundational needs, and much more.

What Really Matters to Executives Building Intelligent Systems?

While there are 13 key characteristics of intelligent systems, not all characteristics deliver the same positive impact. Your peers told us the far edge is vital for success, especially when 65%+ rely on embedded devices for business success.

These stacks represent the magnitude of impact each intelligent system characteristic has on such systems. The larger the block, the greater the impact. You can view this data for companies grouped by momentum, degree of success, and specific industries.

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Source: Characteristics of an Intelligent Systems Future, Forbes, 2021

Nascent and successful Experimenting and delivering Committed and performing
Total Industrial and manufacturing Aerospace and defense Automotive Energy Medical Telecom

Will you be one of the 16% who are commited and performing?

Think about where your company is on its intelligent systems journey.

Segmentation methodology: A 3x2 segmentation was based on three levels of maturity in the pursuit of intelligent systems and two levels of expected ROI:

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The total impact of the characteristics that need to be created in the first three years account for 70% of the total impact.

39%

Cybersecurity and security in products and services are critical building blocks for all business success, according to 39% of leaders.

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38% of leaders believe embedded devices are mission critical for the future of the company.

70%

The total impact of the characteristics that need to be created in the first three years account for 70% of the total impact.

39%

Cybersecurity and security in products and services are critical building blocks for all business success, according to 39% of leaders.

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38% of leaders believe embedded devices are mission critical for the future of the company.

Unlocking the Business Value of Industry 4.0

Adaptive Manufacturing Changes The paradigm

Unlocking the Business Value of Industry 4.0

Adaptive Manufacturing Changes The paradigm

Unlocking the Business Value of Industry 4.0

Adaptive Manufacturing Changes The paradigm

The Engine of the Intelligent Edge

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The systems we have relied on in the past are not necessarily equipped to manage sophisticated functions on the edge.

That same assembly line may consist of robotic arms that need to react.

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This report shows:

  • How your peers are thinking about the barriers to and drivers for adoption of intelligent systems
  • What factors would accelerate the adoption of intelligent systems in your sector
  • The relative importance of all intelligent systems characteristics, to help you prioritize your investments
  • How your peers see the roles and importance of 5G, AI, ML, and cybersecurity in their decision-making
  • The key components for the mission-critical success of intelligent systems
  • What the future of embedded devices and solutions looks like in an intelligent systems world
  • Where digital feedback loops are crucial for success
  • What the key metrics for success are
  • Where your peers see extensive value for intelligent systems in wider societal issues