The IT trends have been changing over the years and are now primarily revolving around the cloud computing and it is likely to continue for some time. Cloud technology is benefiting every type of industry including the manufacturing sector.
Cuts Down Travel Time and Costs:
Cloud hosting has enhanced business collaboration. Manufacturers have been turning to emerging markets like India, China, Brazil etc to establish their brand identity. Prior to the cloud, they had to physically send their production team to these countries to set up and train employees needing them to stay for a long duration that was increasing the costs and cutting into the profits. Cloud has eliminated this wasteful expenditure as it allows people to collaborate from any location and any device so long as they are connected to the internet.
Cloud integrates its three components of Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), PaaS, and SaaS and makes it easier to set up a new plant online quickly and get it running while staying connected with each other as a network from any part of the globe.
Cloud also reduces the overheads on maintenance. Application installation and updates are done centrally and can be accessed by everyone in the manufacturing unit without the need for the IT team to physically travel and configure every computer machine.
Access to Latest Technologies:
Many manufacturing units suffer from having to continue with traditional infrastructure that does not permit extending the new IT technologies on to their branches in other parts of the globe. This was affecting the productivity and had become a major impediment in the highly competitive market. Cloud removes this barrier and a business can respond equally to the changing trends in any region of the world.
Cloud hosting is a useful solution for the manufacturing industry that is allowing better collaboration at far lower costs.