NEW IDC Market Spotlight – Considerations for the Use of Cloud Applications

As announced last month, Inspirage has partnered with leading analyst firm IDC Manufacturing Insights to share new insights around Cloud Adoption across the Supply Chain. This month, I’m pleased to announce a second IDC Market Spotlight sponsored by Inspirage, Demystifying the Cloud: Considerations for the Use of Cloud Applications, November 2015. 

In this paper, Simon Ellis, Vice President Supply Chain Strategies, IDC Manufacturing Insights, examines how supply chain business and IT executives are moving towards the Cloud and the specific IT considerations that should be adopted to implement cloud technologies successfully.

According to IDC research, over 70% of businesses are using cloud applications somewhere in their supply chain, with another 25% considering it. Yet, one of the persistent views from end users is the functionality “gap” between on-premise applications and cloud applications in which the latter constitutes essentially a “lite” version of the former. This IDC Manufacturing Insights Market Spotlight examines these trade-offs and how they impact companies considering the use of or implementing cloud resources within their supply chain.

You can download the second IDC Market Spotlight here. We encourage you to check back for additional content, as we continue to uncover new insights around Cloud Adoption across the Supply Chain.

Kevin Creel

Kevin Creel | Key Contributor

Kevin Creel is a co-founder of Inspirage and currently serves as President, Strategy and Business Development. Mr. Creel leads the global business strategy and development organizations at Inspirage. He is a recognized subject matter expert for supply chain management business process and system design. Kevin frequently presents at industry and analyst events on subjects such as cloud supply chain systems. Prior to founding Inspirage, Kevin worked for Oracle Corporation as a product manager leading supply chain systems design with a focus on high tech and configure to order products. In this design role he acted as a “voice for the customer” leveraging his 15+ years of experience in business leadership and system engineering roles in the high tech and semiconductor industries. In 2008, Kevin was recognized by the Oracle Technical Network as an Oracle ACE for his thought leadership and educational contributions within the Oracle professional and user community.