Posts Tagged ‘ cloud computing ’

Manufacturing and the Cloud – Is it a Perfect Match?

July 6, 2012
By guest blogger - Lee House

In an increasingly competitive environment, the benefits of cloud computing are no secret: lower costs, frequent updates and reliable technical support offered on a monthly subscription basis. Most industries are jumping on the bandwagon; while concerns over data security and uptime still exist, the advantages of cloud computing outweigh the setbacks of updating or...
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Pagers, Cellphones, and Cloud ERP

June 5, 2012
By Edmund Tee
Pagers, Cellphones, and Cloud ERP

Reading the insightful article by our guest blogger Jason Carroll last week about how the ERP reseller scene is being changed by the Cloud, I can’t help but think back to the times when I had, ahem, a pager. Yes, I realize I am revealing my age here, and that the link between the...
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Sales & Marketing ERP in the Cloud: Rethinking Your Strategy

The good old days of on-premises ERP solutions are fading fast. It won’t be long before any of those in sales and marketing for software resellers even remember what it was like. Gone are the days of full pipelines bursting with opportunity, and a fundamentally unknowledgeable group of buyers just waiting for a sales...
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Cloud ERP may follow Cloud Enterprise Messaging

May 17, 2012
By Edmund Tee
Cloud ERP may follow Cloud Enterprise Messaging

Think back a couple of decades. If you were a facsimile machine salesman, and had the chance to evaluate enterprise email as it begun to take off, would you have leapt at the opportunity? Or would you have stuck to what was comfortable, and risk getting relegated to the sidelines in the wake of...
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Black Swans and Forcing Functions for Cloud Manufacturing Software

May 3, 2012
By Edmund Tee
Black Swans and Forcing Functions for Cloud Manufacturing Software

Nobody likes a forcing function. But sometimes, it takes one of those to compel action. In today’s blog, I wanted to touch on how a made-to-order manufacturer finally decided to commit to moving their ERP to the cloud after a black swan event that has shaken up the organization. This was a tip-off that...
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Refuse to be a Cloud data hostage

April 27, 2012
By Edmund Tee
Refuse to be a Cloud data hostage

You should never be locked into one vendor, and should ALWAYS be able to walk away from a service provider that is providing service levels that are below par. But how realistic is that when it comes to cloud service providers? If you’re not happy with the service that you receive, take your business...
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Legacy ERP on Cloud platforms

May 17, 2010
By djohnson
Legacy ERP on Cloud platforms

Many vendors are moving their applications to the cloud to capitalize on press opportunities. Recent announcements from EMC, Lawson, and Epicor repeat the same message – don’t upgrade your application, upgrade your infrastructure. At ERP Cloud News, we believe that you need to upgrade your application to take full advantage of all the benefits...
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Scaling with cloud computing and SaaS

October 20, 2009
By djohnson

Both cloud computing and SaaS (software as a service) deliver the ability for companies to scale resources on-demand. SaaS scales applications. In the SaaS world, companies can scale applications. Because SaaS implies outsourcing, this means that the SaaS provider can easily scale application(s) that they manage for customers. Savings are obtained by aggregating computing...
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