Cloud computing in manufacturing: from impossible to indispensable

“Most manufacturers are familiar with terms like “smart plant,” “plant of the future,” or “digital factory.” But regardless of the term used, it implies a manufacturing environment where digital technology enables more productivity, efficiency, safety, and compliance. Unfortunately, it also implies an environment that seems far away from the current state of most manufacturers. Why? Because historically, manufacturing IT projects have proven to be long, costly, and in many cases risky – especially if they required remote hosting of manufacturing applications.” – read more at InformationAge!