Reach for the Sky
managing the cloud can improve your supply chain efficiency
Recent changes across the technology landscape have forced IT leaders to put their heads “in the cloud.” As businesses seek new and creative approaches to overcome reduced operating budgets, smaller staffs and the onset of more complex social and mobile technologies, cloud computing’s popularity is growing nearly as fast as the hype.
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While the recent buzz has led supply chain professionals to consider moving to the cloud, the industry overall has been hesitant to join the external outsourcing movement. For some, the perceived costs to make their infrastructure “cloud-ready” and compatible with existing (and disparate) partner systems outweigh the operational benefits. Additionally, there is fear that moving business data to the cloud will expose them and their customers to security breaches and operational failures. Yes, the cloud is “the next big
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