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IT Challenge: Is MES a good candidate for cloud computing?

Is this IT Challenge, we'll explore the benefits of in-house MES vs. MES in the cloud.

The IT Challenge of the Month for August 2011 is:

My organization is looking to move much of our IT into the cloud. Should manufacturing execution systems (MES) be included in the list of cloud apps to consider? Can cloud MES work as effectively as in-house MES?

Do you have a solution to this challenge? Have you encountered a similar issue at your business? If so, please contact the editors and share your suggestions or experiences. 

IT Challenge respondents will receive a free copy of a new book from SAP Press.

And be sure to check back here all this month -- we'll be posting solutions from experts and readers as we receive them.

This was last published in August 2011

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