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CloudManufacturing

Cloud technology is revolutionizing the way manufacturers do business. The production industry requires management of diverse locations and complex supply chains. CloudManufacturing provides the necessary infrastructure to power each location, and the ability to establish communication from one location to another through a virtual and secure cloud environment.

Enhancing the Manufacturing Industry with Managed Cloud Solutions

Expensive Technology

Maintaining and upgrading hardware and software for an entire manufacturing supply chain can be extremely costly. Manufacturing companies need to constantly pay to upgrade to the newest technology, as well as employ a dedicated IT staff to keep infrastructure up and running at every location in the production chain. These expenses can take a huge toll on an industry that relies so heavily on quick technology.

Security

Loss of sensitive data and product information due to failed technology or a natural disaster can be devastating for a manufacturing company. Companies who maintain in-house hardware are most at risk of critical data loss. A secure and reliable IT infrastructure is necessary to keep business up and running in an industry where consistency and efficiency is key.

Pressure for Efficiency

Manufacturers are under an increasing amount of pressure to streamline the production process and improve accuracy in order to keep up with growing competition. The increase in rapid product lifecycles and short time-to-market schedules make supply chain efficiency more important than ever.

Collaboration

In the manufacturing industry, every supplier, distributor, and service interaction counts. During a new product launch, the speed and volume of communication across every sector of the supply chain is immense. A lack of timely collaboration between company divisions can lower efficiency levels and leave room for mistakes.

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The cloud promotes greater optimization of IT resources and greatly reduces capital expenses and operating costs. Instead of building for maximum capacity, you can purchase cloud space with RapidScale’s pay-as-you-go model to meet your specific storage needs. CloudManufacturing also automates IT resources to reduce the amount of time and effort needed to maintain your infrastructure.

Most production companies have to manage various manufacturing locations locally or globally. With the cloud, your employees will be able to communicate and share information and applications anywhere, using any device. The cloud makes employee integration a seamless process and provides a stable platform for everyone to access the information they need to do their job, boosting efficiency across every sector.

In short, the cloud makes everything a whole lot easier.

CloudManufacturing takes away the need to constantly buy and configure new hardware and software, and automates the application purchasing process, With these important processes simplified, you will be able focus on expanding and building new business opportunities instead of sweating the small stuff.

CloudManufacturing helps you accelerate new product development and supply chain activities to meet your deadlines with time to spare. The cloud also lets you automate various services and applications to plan, execute, and track the statuses of every manufacturing activity. With the cloud, you can streamline your supply chain from start to finish while saving time and money along the way.

CloudApps Integration

CloudApps simplifies application purchasing and license management for your business. RapidScale offers some of the most commonly used business apps, and also allows you to integrate your existing applications into the cloud. We can support 97% of business applications on the market, including:

Project Management Software

  • Basecamp
  • ShareFile
  • Netsuite
  • Sage

Accounting Software

  • QuickBooks
  • Microsoft Dynamics
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Cloud Security

RapidScale offers the highest quality protection for your data and information in our secure, redundant and geographically-diverse data centers. With our SAS70, SSAE 16 Tier 3 data centers, your sensitive information will remain safe and secure at all times. All of RapidScale’s data centers feature on-premises security guards, an exterior security system, biometric security systems including palm scanners, and constant digital surveillance and recording. Our data centers are engineered to the highest of standards in order to assure your business is running 24x7x365. RapidScale’s certified network experts are trained to the highest industry standards and are available around-the-clock, insuring you always have someone to turn to with questions or concerns.

CloudManufacturing

The manufacturing industry is not unfamiliar with new technology. This is a sector that knows how to take advantage of new tools to increase efficiency. Think about the introduction of electricity or computing. These technology shifts always have at their core the recognition of a new resource, and then the harnessing of that resource. Today, that resource is cloud computing, and manufacturers are already exploring it. Cloud computing has the potential to revolutionize the manufacturing industry.

Already, manufacturers use mobile reporting, online dashboards and automation, all of which tie into the cloud. However, the use of the cloud in the production sector can go even further than this.

Manufacturing organizations face huge challenges that the cloud is ready to take on, including regulatory and compliance requirements, the introduction of big data, the demand for efficiency, a pressure to innovate rapidly, a global marketplace, security, and much more. While manufacturers have made small moves towards the cloud, fully embracing it can help address these challenges.

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