Case Study Petrocon
Discuss the benefits of cloud computing.
Optimizing IT infrastructure became especially important during tough economic times when cost-cutting became a priority. During challenging times, making the most of IT assets becomes imperative for competitive advantage, and ultimately, survival. The cloud typically offers a steep drop in IT costs because applications are hosted by vendors and provided on demand, rather than via physical installations or seat licenses. This rental arrangement with vendors is a key characteristic of cloud computing.
Cloud computing is often used to describe services such as Google’s online word-processing application and Salesforce.com’s customer-service software, which are accessed online through a Web browser instead of stored on a computer. Another option is to pay to use Amazon.com’s computing infrastructure, in effect, renting it, rather than buy more …show more content…
It also created a value cabin visibility and RFID unit to implement the biggest private sector RFID deal ever.
Airbus has implemented process-improvement projects involving RFID to track parts inside warehouses, as they move from one region to another, and as they are built into aircraft, as well as to track how and where tools are used for manufacturing and maintenance. The new RFID software infrastructure lets Airbus employees and systems exchange information collected by RFID readers. The infrastructure also integrates RFID data with business systems such as Airbus’ core ERP system.
The software also manages data from bar codes, which remain an important part of Airbus’ supply chain. RFID tags can hold more information and require a line-of-sight reader, but they typically cost more than $1 per tag. So Airbus uses them only on rolling cages, pallets, cases, and high-cost