Safeguard Your Manufacturing Productivity Against IT Downtime


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As the technology world continues to evolve, it’s rather unfortunate to see the manufacturing industry lag behind. The infrastructure for data management used by the manufacturing industry is facing the risk of becoming obsolete as extensive IT downtimes continue to take massive tolls on their revenues.

Manufacturers IT operations are not immune to the host of internal and external problems facing 21st century companies, such as security breaches, natural disasters, software malfunctions, etc. However, the rise of cloud-based solutions has given a ray of hope to the manufacturing industry and if implemented properly can prevent hundreds of thousands of dollars slipping from their hands.

Let us take an in-depth look at how the manufacturing industry can fortify its systems and secure itself against any damage from IT downtime.

Demand for Infallible Data Storage and Recovery Systems
Manufacturers have begun to integrate efficient backup systems based on cloud technology in order to instantly recover their systems in the case of downtime. Setting up contracts with a monthly fee to a cloud service vendor is an easy and economic solution to store and recover your system data as per your needs.

When in Doubt, Go Hybrid
The innovation of hybrid cloud services has successfully resolved the dilemma faced by large-scale manufacturers in risking a massive transition to a whole new platform. Hybrid services provide a partially decentralized route for management of company systems without devaluing the role of existing enterprise IT departments.

Large-scale manufacturers can cut down significant IT infrastructure costs by utilizing a shared service model with lesser data centers and effective manufacturing ERP software. It also helps the enterprise IT departments be more vigilant about internal and external security issues.

Leveraging Mobile Technology
The rise of mobile hardware and software has impelled many manufacturing IT departments to extend their business environment beyond the conventional in-house realm.

The growth of the mobile platform has increased the ability of workers to remain productive, even while away from their desk. Hence, workers can rely on mobile technology for overseeing and managing certain areas of the manufacturing supply chain without compromising on productivity.

These are just a few of the ways manufacturers must respond to the threat of IT downtime.

Lee House
Lee is Vice President at I.B.I.S.. He has an extensive background in Enterprise Resource Planning and Customer Relationship Management and his working experience includes, Vantive, PeopleSoft, Microsoft Corporation, Epiphany and Marcam. Lee is a graduate of Georgia Tech and is a Native of Atlanta. He enjoys outdoor activities, spending time with his family and cheering for Georgia Tech.


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