What is your position about planning in the Cloud? What are your competitors doing or likely to do? Are they staying the course on-premise or are they adopting new methods and technologies to improve their business performance? Are they already in the Cloud
In January 2019, RightScale conducted its eighth annual State of the Cloud Survey of the latest cloud computing trends, with a focus on infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service.The State of the Cloud Survey is the largest survey on the use of cloud infrastructure that is focused on cloud buyers and users, as opposed to cloud vendors. Their answers provide a comprehensive perspective on the state of the cloud today.
Here are some highlights from RightScale Survey. For the complete survey results, download the RightScale 2019 State of the Cloud Report from Flexera.
Multi-Cloud Is the Preferred Strategy Among Enterprises
94 Percent of Respondents Use Cloud
Enterprises Are Prioritizing a Balance of Public and Private Clouds
Enterprise Public Cloud Spend Is Significant and Growing Quickly
Enterprise Central IT Focuses on Managing and Optimizing Cloud Costs
Managing Cloud Spend and Cloud Governance Are the Top Challenges for Enterprises
The #1 Priority in 2019 Is Cloud Cost Optimization
Cloud Users Are Not Doing All They Can to Optimize Costs
Use of PaaS Services from Public Cloud Providers Is Exploding
In the year since the last State of the Cloud Survey, the percentage of enterprises that have a multi-cloud strategy grew to 84 percent vs. 81 percent in 2018. Those planning a hybrid cloud strategy grew to 58 percent from 51 percent in 2018. However, there was a slight decrease in the number of enterprises with a strategy of multiple public clouds or multiple private clouds.
Cloud computing provides you with the flexibility you need for easier, more accessible inventory planning. Cloud computing today has real meaning and positive impact for companies in a challenging global economy. The future is that more business applications for mobile computing will be available and virtual software appliances are being developed every day.
Advanced inventory planning and the Cloud is a strong combination. This combination of technologies allows you to work smarter by easily adapting all aspects of inventory management into one advanced, simple-to-use software productyou can use any time anywhere. The software lets all levels of employees understand and use the system. Instead of having one staff member dedicated to inventory planning, any employee can quickly learn and operate the software. Utilizing existing staff helps to keep costs low while expanding their capabilities.
Some direct benefits of using applications in the Cloud are:
1. Latest Software Version
2. Do more with less
3. Flexible costs
4. Always-on availability
5. Improved mobility
6. Cloud computing is more cost effective
7. Expenses can be quickly reduced
8. Flexible capacity
Advanced inventory planning and optimization software not only automates the entire planning process but also it dramatically increases the positive cash flow of a company. By smartly reducing inventory investment, reducing stock-outs, decreasing expedited shipping costs, and reducing planning time all contribute to more available cash. Add to that increased sales and productivity and the gains will also lead to an improved competitive advantage.
Leading-edge companies around the world that have moved to the Cloud with advanced inventory planning realized many of the following benefits in addition to those achieved by going to the Cloud:
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