Cloud computing is no longer an emerging trend. Adoption is so widespread, various reports find that a majority of businesses are using the cloud in some form. To maintain competitive advantage in this transformed marketplace, the question is no longer when to move to the cloud, but how you get there.
The demand for product traceability applies to a number of industries, but is especially strong for food suppliers and producers given continuing outbreaks of foodborne illnesses. And it’s not just consumer demand. Regulatory oversight of food is now a priority of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and as a result, the food industry has undergone a shift into “a more preventive state with the heaviest emphasis on food traceability that we have ever seen,” writes Angela Fernandez for Food Safety Magazine.
Topics: brand loyalty, brand protection, consumer confidence, digital supply chain, supply chain, supply chain efficiency, supply chain visibility, traceability, track and trace, transparent supply chain
APIs, once the sole domain of tech-savvy developers, are now moving into the boardroom. The use cases—and business benefits—are compelling, including helping companies learn more about their customers, adding robust functionality to existing software and mobile apps and improving their competitive advantage through better visibility, insight and performance. If you aren’t yet tapping into the full power of APIs, now’s the time to start.
Topics: Platform & Technology