Q&A: Dimension Data Exec On The Rise In Network Refreshes

Is that something for American manufacturers to be worried about, especially amid an increase in manufacturing?

The Americas is probably not leading the charge in digitization. … If you want to look at the amount of manufacturing, if you look at what the Europeans are doing, especially the Germans and probably the French, they're probably the ones that are farthest ahead. And then if you look at specific sectors [such as] automotive, the Japanese and certainly the Americans are going through a lot of this as they try to take advantage of the efficiencies of connectivity and leveraging the information that they can use to be able to do that.

Some of those are probably further areas of investigation. We don’t want to have visibility to all the nuances around the data, just the trends based on the type of clients.