While small and midsize manufacturers are often keen to move their applications to the cloud, the benefits of cloud migration don’t simply rain down from the sky. In order to take advantage of the flexibility (and cost savings) of virtual server hosting, organizations need to address some common challenges.
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If the Internet of Things is already big news among retail manufacturers, it’s even bigger news in heavy industries. For these companies, the possibility of rolling out cheap, massively distributed networks that can collect and communicate consumer and process data offers tantalizing and easily understood business opportunities. The only challenge is finding the hardware that can do the work.
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Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella introduced the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) — a new service that brings together its existing enterprise management solutions, such as Intune and Azure Active Directory, into a “holistic offering.”
Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, has announced Infor CloudSuite, the first group of industry-specific application suites available on Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) cloud.
Cisco says it plans to spend more than $1 billion over the next two years to build up its cloud computing network.
Reily Foods Company uses Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP software, implemented by Edgewater Fullscope, for usability, flexibility and support of unique food manufacturing needs. With Microsoft Dynamics AX, Reily is able to have real-time access to data, plus the information it needs to support safety and sustainability practices, including traceability for product recalls.
Infinitely Virtual has announced that it has aligned with BASIS International Ltd. to launch InfiniteERP™, a new cloud-based enterprise resource planning suite tailored to manufacturing applications.
Having the ability to truly visualize your business anytime, anywhere and from any device. That’s how your business benefits from the cloud.
New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the company must figure out how to thrive in a mobile and cloud based world.
Arena Solutions, the pioneer of cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) applications, has reported on its fiscal year 2013 financial performance, which featured robust growth, including a 77 percent leap in new customer subscriptions year-over-year.
The computing services company said Friday that it will build 15 data centers around the world this year to add to the 12 it already operates and the 13 it recently acquired through its $2 billion purchase of cloud computing company SoftLayer last year.
Oracle, which makes business software, did not disclose any financial details of the deal. It also did not say when it expects the acquisition of the Bernardsville, N.J., company to close.
This month, we had the chance to speak with Mark Prokosch, Vice President at Verify Brand. Verify, a Minneapolis-based software as a service (Saas) brand protection company, recently announced enhancements to its cloud-based platform to combat counterfeiting in automotive supply chains.
Industries far and wide are being transformed via subscription business models where products and services are delivered efficiently and extremely cost effectively 24/7/365, thanks to massive computing power served up by the cloud.
Amber Road, a leading provider of global trade management (GTM) solutions, has announced that ABB Group, a leader in power and automation technologies for utilities and industrial companies, has signed a new global contract covering Amber Road’s GTM solution.
Autodesk, Inc. has unveiled Autodesk CAM 360 — the industry’s first cloud-based solution for computer-aided manufacturing (CAM).
Dave De Young knew something needed to change. JSJ Corporation’s engineers across the globe were struggling to load CAD drawings, while the finance hawks were wondering why so much was being spent on a centralized storage system that didn’t meet expectations. His quest to find a solution eventually led him to the cloud.
Organizations get the most benefit from cloud computing when they also take care to implement proven best practices for managing software assets effectively, BSA | The Software Alliance reported in a new study.
Exact, the business software partner for small business manufacturers and wholesale distributors, officially launched new software that helps small manufacturers and wholesale distributors in the U.S. operate more efficiently and profitably. The affordable software, available through a monthly online subscription, streamlines tasks such as production and inventory management, logistics and CRM.
KeyedIn Solutions has launched a new, enhanced version of KeyedIn Manufacturing, its 100 percent Cloud-based application designed specifically for the manufacturing sector.
IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that its component-based, extended ERP suite IFS Applications 8 has been tested and certified for deployment on Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud.
The software company Open Text is buying cloud-technology provider GXS Group in a cash-and-stock deal valued at approximately $1.17 billion.
Business software maker SAP's strong growth in cloud computing remains on track despite headwinds from a stronger euro, the co-CEO said Monday.
Godlan, an ERP manufacturing software specialist, EAM specialist and Infor Gold Channel Partner, has announced that the Infor UpgradeX Program is now generally available for Godlan customers. UpgradeX is a simple and predictable path to upgrade from on-premise applications to the Infor Business Cloud.
NetSuite Inc., the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials/ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, has announced new customer wins and strong momentum in the children’s product industry as manufacturers, distributors and retailers drive business growth across new domestic and global markets atop a single, integrated cloud business management platform.
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