A recent report from IDC Manufacturing Insights suggests that the IT spend in Indian manufacturing organisations will double by 2016.

Will this give them a rise in productivity?

Almost certainly.  Not necessarily as a direct result …. but anyone making big investments in IT is likely to be looking at other aspects of the business.  Focusing on a business – for any reason – tends to show up what is wrong.

Of course Indian manufacturers could just expect IT to do their job for them. If they do, they will be very disappointed with the results.