As a group, manufacturers tend to be wired for DIY. Self-reliance runs deep, which is why many small to midsize manufacturing concerns still manage their own servers. That said, the times, they are a-changin’ and, increasingly, growing enterprises are looking to move to the cloud. While some are likely to continue buying hardware, look for the pace of cloud migration to accelerate as more and more applications — including ERP — become cloud-ready.
What’s behind the decision to remain with an in-house solution or embrace cloud server hosting? An organization reaches that fork in the road because it has pushed its servers to the end of their useful lives and now need to do something about it.