Edge computing and 5G networks are driving the IIoT. Bandwidth requirements and latency times are drastically reduced, required information is available at the push of a button. But what technical, strategic and collaborative framework conditions are required for this? What does the optimal IIoT infrastructure look like? And what demands will industrial companies face in the future? An Europe-wide survey by IDC, T-Systems and partners provides answers to these and many other key questions.