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The Document Services Opportunities in the High Technology Manufacturing Industry


InfoTrends’ new white paper, High Technology Manufacturing Industry: The Document Services Opportunity, defines and discusses the high technology manufacturing industry. It provides an overview of the industry, including key trends and ways to capitalize on those trends. The report discusses the document services opportunity within this industry and describes how businesses can benefit from the expertise of document and content management providers.

The term “high technology” has numerous interpretations depending on the context and audience addressed. This report encompasses computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing; communications equipment manufacturing; audio and visual equipment manufacturing; semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing; and software publishing.

Market Size

The high technology manufacturing industry consists of more than 53,000 establishments that generate revenues exceeding $868 billion each year in the United States.

Table 1: U.S. High Technology Industry

Source: U.S. Census Bureau and Zapdata, June 2006

Approximately 40% of annual sales revenues were generated by the computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing sector, followed by the semiconductor manufacturing industry, which contributed 26% of total revenues. The semiconductor industry, however, was the largest segment in terms of employment, providing jobs to approximately 33% of all individuals employed in the high technology sector.

Key Document and Content Applications

The high technology manufacturing industry presents a broad spectrum of opportunity for content and document management providers. They include the following:

  • Data capture, manipulation, management, and hosting
  • Document and content creation
  • Document communication and transmission
  • Document and content storage
  • Document workflow and content management
  • Information and communication security
  • Repeated printing of documents such as forms and transaction documents
  • Document and content revision and modification
  • Varying levels of customization, personalization, and nationalization/localization

The high technology manufacturing sector represents a sizeable market opportunity for print, as well as for the sale of paper and electronic-based document-related products and services. Hot Markets for 2006-07, provides information on print demand for the leading sectors of the high technology manufacturing industry. Print potential is projected to reach $24.8 billion in 2006.

The Document Services Opportunity

The report indicates that high technology manufacturing organizations operate in an environment characterized by rapidly changing technologies, frequent product introductions, short product life cycles, high research and development expenses, and increasing worldwide competition.

Due to these fast-paced industry demands, electronic content and document storage and distribution; print-on-demand; secure document management and transmission; and localized/nationalized communications are core to the document needs of the high technology manufacturing industry.

Businesses in this sector can benefit from the expertise of document and content management providers. A significant opportunity exists for those companies who can either assume outsourcing responsibility or provide tools and services that enable these types of organizations to manage data and information flow, facilitate international collaboration, contain costs, and respond to opportunities presented in a global marketplace.

The preceding is an excerpt from InfoTrends’ report entitled “High Technology Manufacturing Industry: The Document Services Opportunity.” The complete document is available immediately. To learn more about the report or to make a purchase, visit our online store or contact Nicole Shown at +1 , ext. 207 or  .

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