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With Info-Tech's Industry Roundtables & Benchmarking, you will never again wonder "what are my peers doing?", "how do I compare?", or "what should I be doing?".

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  • Industry-Specific Research
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Monthly Peer Roundtables

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Industry Roundtable Events

The Industry Roundtable Events are sessions hosted each month for 8 to 15 industry peers to discuss the most pressing topics impacting IT departments in their industry and share their experiences. Each session is facilitated by an industry analyst and supported by our tailored research.

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Deep Insights Tailored to Your Industry

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Business-Aligned IT Strategy

Understand the capabilities and focus areas required to meet your industry’s needs and enable value creation.

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Top Industry
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Identify resource, process, and environmental trends impacting your industry. Implement strategies to mitigate specific risks and take advantage of all relevant opportunities.

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Industry
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Reveal the true state of your IT services, processes, spend, and staffing levels to align your priorities and resources.

Benefit from peer data to get a reference point for how well you stack up.

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Core Industry Technologies & Software Selection

Arm yourself with everything you need to provide the right solutions to meet the needs of your business stakeholders.

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Chemical Manufacturing Business-Aligned IT Strategy

  • Learn about the ecosystem factors that are impacting the Chemical Manufacturing industry and how your IT team is set from a PESTLE and SWOT perspective, with expert insights and takeaways to update your IT strategy.
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Chemical Manufacturing IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook

  • With input from our research and analysts and your peers, identify new or updated initiatives for your IT strategy.
  • Working with our team, update your IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook.
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Chemical Manufacturing Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template

  • Once you’ve completed the IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook, it’s time to pull it all together and share with your organization’s leadership team.
  • Use the Chemical Manufacturing Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template to highlight the key findings from the business-aligned analysis you’ve done.

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Chemical Manufacturing Circular Economy Report

  • Unprecedented challenges in the Chemical Manufacturing industry are forcing organizations to innovate and reduce time to market with an emphasis in recyclability and durability.
  • Learn about how the circular economy affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
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Chemical Manufacturing IT/OT Convergence Report

  • The IT/OT convergence will bring new levels of connectivity to the manufacturing shop floor, creating great opportunities for remote monitoring, predictive maintenance, and vendor support.
  • Learn about how the IT/OT convergence affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
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Chemical Manufacturing Skills Gap Report

  • Given the rapid pace of IT transformation due to the advent of Industry 4.0 technologies and the IT/OT convergence, traditional Manufacturing IT departments are facing a major shortage in the skills required to be successful.
  • Learn about how skills gaps are affecting both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.

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Chemical Manufacturing IT Stakeholder Satisfaction Benchmarking Report

  • IT leadership needs to understand where their clients are unsatisfied with the quality of service they are receiving from IT.
  • Understand important focus areas to address and insights into how your team compares with other Chemical Manufacturing IT organizations.
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Chemical Manufacturing IT Staffing Benchmarking Report

  • Many IT departments are already running lean, struggling to keep pace with never-ending demands from the business to be a reliable operator and effective partner, all while finding time and resources to be innovative.
  • By taking the IT Staffing Diagnostic and participating on our unique IT Spend Benchmarking, you will gain critical insights to position your IT team to be more strategic.

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Core Industry Technologies & Software Selection


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Chemical Manufacturing ERP Report

  • Unprecedented challenges in the industry are forcing organizations to innovate and reduce time to market, driving enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology.
  • Learn about what enterprise resource planning is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
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Chemical Manufacturing – Manufacturing Execution Systems Report

  • Quality and time to market are two of the primary drivers for the rise of manufacturing execution systems (MESs).
  • MESs have proliferated and improved over time while continuing to expand their footprint in the manufacturing process.
  • Learn about what an MES is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
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Chemical Manufacturing IoT Platforms Report

  • The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to radically change the Chemical Manufacturing industry, providing deeper insight into manufacturing operations and generating a wealth of data to support better business decisions.
  • Learn about what IoT platforms are, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how they can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.

Latest Chemicals Notes

Short, tailored research notes aimed at providing you with timely insights, relevant to your industry. Hot off the press, these notes will be published regularly and pair great with your morning coffee.

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Manufacturing: Advice From the COVID-19 Roundtable

Date published

April 9, 2020

Authors:
  • Roberto Eberhardt

  • Gleb Lisikh

On March 24, 2020, Info-Tech’s industry practice hosted a Manufacturing Industry Roundtable with the specific focus of identifying the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having in the industry. This is a summary of the roundtable discussions around three key issues.

Discussion Summary: Info-Tech LIVE Las Vegas Manufacturing Industry Roundtable

Date published

December 19, 2019

Authors:
  • Jennifer Perrier

  • Roberto Eberhardt

Info-Tech’s Industry Roundtable for Manufacturing generated real-life insight about the key issues facing your peers in this particular space and what IT leaders are trying to do to address them related to Industry 4.0. Relate their insights to your own situation, extract the lessons and advice that make sense to you, and take steps to optimize IT in Manufacturing.

Info-Tech’s Virtual Industry Roundtable for Manufacturing: What Your Peers Had to Say

Date published

November 21, 2019

Authors:
  • Jennifer Perrier

  • Roberto Eberhardt

Info-Tech’s Virtual Industry Roundtables for Manufacturing generated real-life insight about the key issues facing your peers in the space and what IT leaders are trying to do to address them. Relate their insights to your own situation, extract the lessons and advice that make sense to you, and take steps to optimize IT in Manufacturing.

Establishing a Balanced Scorecard for IT Performance in the Manufacturing Industry Is an Important Complement to IT Strategy

Date published

October 23, 2019

Author:
  • Sidney Hodgson

The IT balanced scorecard must go beyond the usual IT metrics. To be most effective, the IT balanced scorecard must demonstrate the value IT provides and reflect corporate strategies and goals.

IoT-Enabled Preventive Maintenance: Ready or Not, Here We Come!

Date published

September 20, 2019

Author:
  • Roberto Eberhardt

The promise of the internet of things (IoT) connecting thousands of devices and producing a great deal of information that potentially would change the way the manufacturing industry works is not new. However, those promises have not materialized, at least not at the speed that was originally anticipated. In this note we’ll explore the reasons why the explosion has not occurred and what areas of your organization need consideration if you are planning to deploy it.

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