Cloud computing boosts IT performance in supply chains, report says


Manufacturers say cloud systems allow them to save money on IT software and hardware, and increase productivity, with trickle-down effects on the supply chain, according to a study by IDC Manufacturing Insights. More than one-fifth of respondents said they are using cloud systems, and 44.3% said they are implementing or considering the systems. Cloud technology can help supply chains by helping employees across a company to stay on the same page, IDC's Kimberly Knickle said.

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