March 28, 2013
What is the Cloud?
No matter what tech conference you attend, what breakout session you sit in on and what article pops up on your Google News alert, “Cloud” is dominating the tech space. For the past few years, in fact, the cloud has begun to play a more prominent role in the tech world, in large part due to the savings, efficiencies and enhancements it offers. In particular, the cloud is playing a critical role in the growth of manufacturing intelligence.
Specifically, instead of managing your IT resources on premises, which can be cost prohibitive and can steal valuable human resource time, many companies are moving toward cloud computing—or delivering their computing resources as a service over a network, typically the Internet.
Since cloud computing eliminates the need for a client to manage IT server’s onsite, the client can enjoy operational efficiencies and cost reductions. One company that is bringing these benefits to customers is InfinityQS, a company that offers its software products either on a traditional on-premise model or an on-demand cloud model.
By deploying InfinityQS’s cloud computing model, customers can reduce the burden on their IT staffers by outsourcing the management of the servers. This helps the IT staffers by eliminating the time or cost of purchasing, configuring and maintaining the hardware infrastructure.
The cloud makes it simpler for users to scale their deployment internally. It allows for a quick response to the changing demands of the customer as well as market trends. It also affords them the ability to extend visibility throughout the supply chain without adding additional IT projects and improves consistency by allowing users to deploy the same quality of service time after time.
By enabling cloud services, users can leverage its features from anywhere in the world by being able to analyze, send and retrieve important data from anywhere on earth.