Global printer and imaging products manufacturer, Lexmark International, generates a lot of data. Its Lexmark Managed Print Services alone consists of more than a million printers and multifunction devices that generate more than a terabyte of data per week. Lexmark has more than six million additional devices in the wild, and customers of those devices can opt-in to share their data with Lexmark as well.
The volume and velocity of that data made managing and gaining insight from it a daunting task until it created the Lexmark Product Digital Thread (PDT), a live, integrated repository and audit trail of the real-time data generated across the end-to-end lifecycle of its products, from design to recycling. Lexmark has won a CIO 100 Award in IT Excellence for the PDT.
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