Cloud computing options for manufacturing IT demystified

Cloud computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) technologies give manufacturers access to shared computing services over the Internet, potentially reducing their IT equipment and labor costs. But with the emergence of variations like private clouds and new SaaS applications coming out every day, the technology path can be unclear.

Cloud computing provides manufacturers with access to shared computing services over the Internet, potentially reducing IT infrastructure and labor costs. But with the emergence of variations like private clouds, and new Software as a Service applications arriving every day, choosing the right technology can be challenging.

In this podcast, Liz Herbert, principal analyst at Forrester Research, explains the options, and how to fit them into your ERP and supply chain strategy.

Speaker: Liz Herbert was a researcher at MIT Media Lab and programmed simulations for the U.S. Department of Transportation before joining Forrester in 2002. She specializes in SaaS ERP and other cloud computing technologies.

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This was first published in November 2011

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