This highly informative article, written by researchers at the W. P. Carey School of Business, gives insight into the changing attitude and environment surrounding cloud adoption, as well as what incredible changes it will bring to organizations: "rapid business-process calibration, increased use of analytics, as well as possible issues around the tax implications of cloud-based IT spending."
I was just listening to an interview from last weeks SAPs Sapphire user conference where SAPs Co-CEO, Bill McDermott reported that SAPs cloud business grew by 380% in Q1. He didnt break it down, but one can reasonably assume that the bulk of this growth occurred in business applications like core ERP, SCM, SFM, HCM solutions. It got me thinking about where we are with Analytics in the cloud. A report published last fall by noted BI analyst Howard Dresner tells how adoption of analytics in the cloud is still in the early innings. This makes sense. As business applications move to the cloud, more businesses get familiar and comfortable with this new computing model. Perhaps more importantly, it puts business datathe lifeblood of analyticsout in the cloud making the move to cloud BI a natural next step.
While reading a recent Aberdeen white paper, The Case for Cloud ERP in Manufacturing: Alleviating Outdated Concerns, I kept thinking to myself how well it fits with SAPs OnDemand offerings, mainly SAPs Business ByDesign ERP cloud solution. Although the article focuses on the Cloud ERP in Manufacturing aspect, the findings in the article can be applied to all types of Industries, not just manufacturing. As the cloud expands, I believe businesses that do not take advantage of the cloud will start losing any competitive-advantage they have over their competitors. How is this? Lets look at the following five Key Benefits of Cloud Solutions that a Manufacturer Must Consider as outlined in the above-mentioned Aberdeen report and see how SAPs OnDemand Cloud solutions are a perfect fit:
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