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Big Data Applications and Cloud A Heavenly Match

CIOs know, you know, I know that organizations need to utilize Cloud-based applications and infrastructure so that they are digitally competitive. Why are perceived budget and security concerns stymying digital initiatives?
The path to cloud computing has turned into a highway. But, many CIOs / senior executives are not riding that highway. A new report from cloud provider Canopy, is based on a survey of 950 CIOs and other key executives.

The survey reported fear that businesses will become uncompetitive, with a large majority (74 percent) believing this will happen as soon as the next 15 months. In fact, these executives estimate that their businesses lost a collective $41 billion in revenues last year due to the lack of ideal cloud solutions. Wait a minute, they know something is very wrong; shouldn’t this be a huge priority?

The reasons for the Cloud are all over the business: in marketing & sales, operations, human resources. While 94 percent recognized the need to embrace cloud-based applications and infrastructure to deliver digital transformation, more than two-thirds (68 percent) admitted that a lack of cloud investment was holding back their company’s vital digital initiatives. The CIO’s no longer control investment and operations like they once did; so their role really becomes the “preacher” of the Cloud who reaches all across the organization.

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Supply Chain On Demand

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Most Supply Chain Management executives are concerned with the risks from extended supply chains, but only a few have real end-to-end visibility into their supply chains. For those without this full visibility, outsourcing and globalization have put a “lot of rocks on their wagon.” They see increased demand/supply variability and increased lead times. They don’t see problems until it is too late and then, they are slow to react. We need to aim for a demand driven Supply Chain Management solution in the Cloud. For discussion purposes, let’s call it “SCM NET WORKS” Let’s start with a real time network. Where ever it is and whoever runs it, the aim is to get as many links in the supply chain on it as possible. It must be a multi-party network that uses the latest technology (Cloud, mobile apps, Big Data, etc). It is like a social network. It is a many-to-many network. It is bigger than a bread basket and it is faster than lightning. It will result in a real time decision-making supply chain operation that allows an unlimited number of trading partners to plan, execute, synchronize and optimize in real time all of the business processes and events that are going on in numerous extended supply chains. It includes everything from raw materials right up to the consumer.

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