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Huffingtonpost INFOGRAPHIC: How Businesses Are Really Using The Cloud — And What They’re Getting From It in 2013

Huffington Post has an article illustrating graphically the competitive advantages of cloud computing. IBM Study Reveals Businesses Using Cloud Computing for Competitive Advantage Can Generate Double Revenue and Profit Compared to their Peers Cloud Ranks Higher on Agenda of Business than IT IBM Collaborates with 100 Universities globally to Develop Cloud Skills for the Jobs […]

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Why cloud -based tools are being embraced by the CPG – Retail Supply Chain

The article below adds fuel to the discussion on the variety of approaches organizations can take to leverage cloud-based engagements.  Please share your thoughts on what you have seen. Supply chain operations are increasingly reliant on cloud-based solutions, writes Chuck Fuerst. “With a cloud-based [warehouse management system], the customer gains the functional benefits of a […]

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Industry View: 17 ways CPG, Wholesale, Retail companies can put the cloud to use right now

The article below discusses some basic ways most any company can engage cloud computing.  I believe most, if not all of these approaches are appropriate for our industries.  Please share your thoughts on effective leverage of cloud in our businesses. 17 ways companies can put the cloud to use right now For the modern enterprise, […]

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Not sure about CPG or Retail in the CLOUD? Try a Cloud Server for a month for FREE.

I don’t often highlight our services in these blogs, however with so many CPG and Retailer conversations surrounding new ways to leverage cloud services, I thought I’d provide a nice opportunity for our clients to take advantage of. IBM has released a great program to help CPG and Retail companies get up in the “Cloud” […]

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SNEAK PEEK: Insights Preview from the 2013 IBM Global C-suite Study

A decade ago, the IBM Institute for Business Value started the C-suite Study program. During that time, we have interviewed more than 18,000 executives and public sector leaders worldwide. For the newest C-suite Study in 2013, we spoke with more than 4,000 C-suite executives in six different roles: Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), Chief Information Officers […]

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Customer always right? Yes, thanks to retail & CPG in the cloud

There is a great post on enabling a retail cloud for several purposes.  These applications for cloud are completely transferable to the CPG Industry.  Take a look at the ways your organization can become cloud enabled: Enabling personalized offers via the cloud Better insight into inventory tracking Increasing productivity and efficiency, and only paying for […]

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Why should consumer products companies be interested in smarter computing?

Read all about 'Why should consumer products companies be interested in smarter computing?' from a recent interview with Dennis Gerson. Dennis is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Chief Architect for CP Industry Solutions worldwide.

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Ask IBM: What do I do with Cloud, Big Data ?! Innovation Explanations

  IBM's best and brightest share insights into emerging subject areas and technologies.  Here is a  great site  that houses the ideas of some of our most innovative "IBMers".  Please take a quick glamce at what you can learn about...

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WIRED observes that IBM’s commitment to open CPG / Retail cloud standards is a big deal.

Cloud computing is at a crossroads where incompatible vendor approaches and a lack of standards have created silos that block innovation.  IBM's open standards based hybrid cloud offering  will remove proprietary interfaces, provide greater flexibility...

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Report cites 13% savings for IT in 2012 from cloud adoption

CDW published new findings as reported by eWeek showing signidicant realized savings in the past year through cloud adoption.  I think this represents a huge potential for CPG companies globally to leverage this trend.   User demand for cloud...

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500+ executives around the globe on the use of Cloud for CPG & Retail

“Driving Consumer Goods Innovation in the Cloud” is a collaboration between the Consumer Goods Forum and IBM. Based on over two dozen interviews with global retail and consumer products industry leaders, and extensive supporting research, the paper illuminates...

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