The World Economic Forum has presented its first "Readiness for the Future of Production Report". It assesses how well positioned the world's economies are in the run-up to the fourth industrial revolution. Japan and the United States are ahead of the pack in transforming their production systems towards digitized production.
The German industry is making good progress towards digitization. Cloud computing, IIoT and big data analytics are the favorite topics, announce Bitkom and Autodesk. CAD software is used in most companies.