The purpose of this survey is to discover how manufacturing organizations use technology; the roles they feel are within their domain and the significance they attach to those roles. It briefly covers hardware, software, solutions, and strategic challenges. There are just 15 questions, which should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. All responses are anonymous. KeyedIn will share the results with you.

* 1. What type of manufacturing organization are you?

* 2. If you are a custom manufacturer, please select your industry (If not, skip this question).

* 3. How large is your organization (in terms of revenue)?

* 4. Do you have one or more full time IT resource/s in house?

* 5. What type of computers does your organization use? Please select all that apply.

* 6. Do you use mobile devices out on the shop floor?

* 7. Which accounting solution do you use, if any?

* 8. What technology is most important to your business? Please select all that apply.

* 9. Do you know what the Cloud/Cloud computing is?

* 10. If yes, would you keep your data in the Cloud?

* 11. Does your organization have a disaster recovery plan?

* 12. In the case of a disaster, would you lose valuable data/information affecting your IT systems?

* 13. In the case of a disaster would you lose nothing, due to policies, procedures and external back up of data and replicated system?

* 14. How much of the software are you utilizing? (Do you feel you are not maximizing its capabilities; if so, indicate percentage)

* 15. Can you rank these features in a software product on a scale of 1 to 6? Where 1 is the most important and 6 is the least important: