Study finds increased adoption of cloud-based services in logistics sector

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A study conducted by German IT company AXIT in cooperation with Prof Dr Uwe Hannig, head of the Institute for Cloud Computing (IfCC) in Ludwigshafen, Germany, has found that cloud-based solutions are being increasingly used in logistics, particularly in supply chain management.

A total of 218 industry professionals from 15 countries participated in the online survey, including logistics providers and shippers, making it one of the biggest of its kind in Europe.

More than half of the respondents (53%) already used cloud-based IT solutions to manage their processes, while another 17% planned to introduce the technology in the next two to three years. This indicates that in the near future more than two thirds (70%) of those surveyed could be using cloud solutions.

Frauke Heistermann, co-founder of AXIT, said, “Cloud computing has firmly established itself in logistics’ IT world. Many companies see this technology as an opportunity to continuously digitize the complex and interacting processes in logistics.”

The survey also found that security was the top concern when selecting a cloud provider, with companies that provide both data protection and data security only being considered as a partner.

The AXIT study can be requested free of charge by clicking here.

July 25, 2016

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