Weathering the Storm - Why Companies Need the Cloud


Title: Weathering the Storm - Why Companies Need the Cloud
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour

How Cloud-based ERP and Software as a Service Helps Manufacturers and Distributors Improve Efficiency, Throughput, and Profitability.

Let’s face it, everyone likes to have their own stuff. That’s just one of the reasons a company might use to keep software systems and servers on-premise, safely under the control of their own IT people. Doing so also eliminates any risk that the system will go down due to connectivity problems, or that valuable corporate data might somehow be intercepted while traveling to and from a remote datacenter. Some of these are valid concerns, but the fact remains that cloud-based computing is both safer and less expensive than “on-prem” alternatives.

In this session, Kip Hanson will explore topics such as:

  • Why companies need the cloud (and why they might not)
  • Considerations when developing an implementation strategy
  • Beware the rain: weathering cloud-based challenges
  • What about Industry 4.0, the IIoT, and shop floor monitoring?

Kip Hanson

Kip Hanson is a freelance writer with more than four decades in manufacturing. Much of this time was spent as a consultant working for leading ERP suppliers including Epicor, as well as many years in the trenches as an end-user, implementer, and IT director. He’s also a big fan of the cloud.
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