In a bylined piece, Miguel Tapia, Industry Principal for Mills and Mining at SAP,
talks about how cloud computing services are rapidly growing, mainly due the
benefits companies achieve after adopting such business solutions, including
self-service demand, mobile access, flexible scalability, and pay-per-use.
Tapia also points out that optimizing resources, reducing costs and increasing
business productivity are the three key benefits sought by the mining industry,
and that cloud solutions allow the adoption of applications in a short period
of time, and are very intuitive and easy to use. The many benefits associated
with cloud suggests that, in the future, companies and users will only be
concerned with whether a solution can meet their needs – it will not matter if
it is based on the cloud or on one’s own server structure.