Cloud Strategy for manufacturing companies
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The manufacturing industry is now and will remain highly affected by the digital transformation - Technological trends such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 present IT departments with new challenges.
Companies affected by these new trends are faced with increasing demands for new products and services that cannot be completely met by the company’s existing IT. In order to seize revenue opportunities, achieve cost reductions and at the same time set industry-wide standards through aggressive innovation, manufacturing companies need to work out a well-defined IT strategy. This strategy needs to address the question of how to use cloud computing to enable the IT department to meet market demands in a simple, flexible, and efficient way.
This article is intended to guide manufacturing companies through their successful cloud journey by helping them to design a comprehensive cloud strategy with identified key motivations, defined principles, and underlying implications. This strategy should be developed in joint workshops between management and the IT department in order to achieve a product and cloud service portfolio that are aligned with each other.
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