Most of us are probably familiar with the early days of cloud computing. Nudged by endless advertising on AM radio or website ads, the first services that many of us adopted both personally and professionally were the services that promised the backup and protection of our data such as Google Drive, Carbonite, Dropbox, and Mozy among others.
Fast forward to today and consider cloud computing in manufacturing. We see that the majority of the workloads are now on the cloud versus the traditional in-house IT space. A staggering 82% of companies surveyed in a recent study saved money moving to the cloud.
Our peers are certainly adopting cloud computing or SaaS (Software as a Service) solutions for their business so it is fitting to ask ourselves, “how can my business/department benefit from a cloud-based solution?”
Is cloud-based SPC the place to realize the benefits to your organization?
When it comes to manufacturing, the need to streamline and simplify processes has become universal. As pressures to innovate and commercialize new products grows – especially on small and midsized manufacturers, cloud computing and SaaS adoption has become a go-to solution.
Louis Columbus, contributor for Forbes Magazine points out some key reasons why manufacturers are adopting and how it is revolutionizing. He notes that, “Manufacturers are under constant pressure to increase accuracy, make process speed a competitive force, and capitalize on their internal intelligence and knowledge to make every supplier, distributor and service interaction count.”