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Accenture Technology Vision for Industrial Equipment 2015

The digital era and the Internet of Things (IoT) are making a significant impact on industrial companies.


Our research reveals the technology trends that industrial equipment leaders think will have the greatest impact on the industry over the next three to five years.

Insights in this research showcase how enterprises are shifting from “me” to “we” in terms of digital. We map out four, key trends that reflect this:   
  1. The internet of me   
  2. Outcome Economy
  3. Platform (R)evolution
  4. Workforce Reimagined


This global survey includes industrial respondents across 9 counties: Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, South Africa, the UK, and the United States. The research highlights how industry executives are evolving their business models to accommodate the new digital era and the Internet of Things.

Key Finding
Highlights of the research across four, key trends for industrial equipment companies:

  • Internet of Me places the end user at the center of every digital experience. Digitally-enabled objects open up a powerful new channel for businesses to connect with their customers in authentic, meaningful ways. 

  • Outcome Economy helps give satisfying outcomes through connected hardware, products and components.

  • Platform (R)evolution enables entirely new digital models for companies—creating new kinds of products, value, and differentiation for buyers and sellers across the entire supply chain.

  • Workforce Reimagined supports new and more effective means of collaboration, virtually across humans and machines.