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SaaS & Manufacturing: It's All About Timing

Cassimir Medford
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batye
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1/6/2013 12:21:13 AM
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Re: Visibility of Cloud
Thank you. I think it all depends also on the Co. future plans and day to day stategy...

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Gigi
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1/4/2013 3:29:46 AM
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Re: Visibility of Cloud
Batye, you are right for the experienced cases, they can mitigate any sort of risk. But for new comer, they won't take any such risks and may only looks for concrete solutions. Later they mate some sort of steps as a part of business strategy.

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batye
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1/2/2013 7:46:05 AM
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Re: Visibility of Cloud
Gigi, yes you are right, but time changes and this days you have to jump forward a bit... as not everyone could afford the wait for "concrete proven solutions." risk vs rewards case...

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Gigi
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1/2/2013 3:56:59 AM
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Re: Visibility of Cloud
Batye, I know demand drives the technology. But when it comes to common people or for a startup company, they are looking for readily available solutions/ technology or support. Otherwise they won't be interested in adopting or exploring the new technology. They are always looking for a concrete proven solutions.

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batye
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1/1/2013 3:38:54 PM
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Re: Visibility of Cloud
maybe and maybe not as in most cases you could easily adopt/change applications on the fly with your needs... as how I see it - flexibility is already included in the design...

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batye
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1/1/2013 3:36:08 PM
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Re: changing the perceptions
@Nomzter  you are right, but with time SaaS/Cloud prices get down, and with savings we could see world wide adpotion of the SaaS/Cloud even in developing countries... as you could not dismiss the savings...

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Nomzter
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11/11/2012 2:05:26 PM
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Re: changing the perceptions
Adding to that, it can be suggested that in order to create a wider demand for SaaS systems especially in manufacturing industry, it would be advisable to start off with OEM setups and then trickle it down to the vendor industry. The scale at which larger companies operate allows for prototyping models that can then be replicated at a smaller scale with lesser cost implications (and success) without upseting regular operations. This holds especially true for manufactuirng in third world countries where cost of setup is a big issue and smaller setups would struggle in implementing SaaS.

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Nomzter
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11/11/2012 1:56:22 PM
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Re: changing the perceptions
I totally second that William. Having managed a semi automated setup (mold and die making for the auto industry using CNC machines) gearing up towards SaaS did hit a few snags. The ERP system being proposed was falling a bit short in terms of providing full data protection resulting in security concerns by the clients. The existing IT setup backed by manual checks was something that the client still felt comfortable with. The solution lied in seamless integeration of the two systems and eventual transfer to SaaS, after proper capacity building and a bit of a to and fro with the ERP system provider. 

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Gigi
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11/7/2012 2:43:45 AM
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Visibility of Cloud
Medford, as of now cloud is limiting the scope only to IT sector and the other domain has yet to explore further with Cloud technology. I mean other domains like manufacturing, automobile, heavy electrical sector etc has to dig further to make use of the new technology for their own applications.

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William Terdoslavich
William Terdoslavich
11/6/2012 7:17:00 PM
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Re: changing the perceptions
STUXNET was a state-sponsored attack. No company has the resourcxes to successfully defend against a national effort to hack its system. 

So yes, manufacturing via SaaS is going to face this challenge. 

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