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Emerging IT Trend

Which emerging IT trend is currently impacting your business or could impact your business in the future?
Should your organization respond by being an early adopter or wait to see what transpires?
What are the risks involved?
What might be other considerations regarding this technology trend?

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The emerging IT trend that is currently impacting my business is cloud computing. My company makes plastic molding toys and markets them through distributors. My company has three manufacturing facilities, and it has sales persons on the field. Cloud computing is impacting the business for which I work. Cloud computing allows the different plants of my company to access a common software. When data is entered into software, there is automatic production planning and each unit knows exactly what to manufacture. Further, there is an interface with the distributors who input the products they want. Also, the sales persons in the ...

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The answer to this problem explains how an emerging IT trend has affected the business for which I work. The references related to the answer are also included.