Cloud computing is transforming virtually every facet of modern manufacturing—from how companies operate to how they integrate into supply chains and how they design and fabricate products. This is helping manufacturers innovate, reduce costs, and increase U.S. competitiveness, according to leading manufacturing journalist TR Cutler. U.S. competitiveness must craft a supportive policy environment to maximize adoption of the technology.
According to Cutler, “Cloud computing has permeated virtually all facets of modern manufacturing and is transforming how today’s products are designed, made, and used enabling both large and small manufacturers to accelerate time to market, facilitate collaboration, support supply-chain integration, and increase operational efficiency. The policy environment for U.S. manufacturers and the economy must capture maximum possible benefit from cloud computing and ensure America doesn’t fall behind in this new industrial revolution.”
Cutler recommends actions policymakers can take to ensure cloud computing continues to transform manufacturing and bolster U.S. competitiveness including:
- Continue funding the Manufacturing Extension Partnership program;
- Continue supporting the Manufacturing USA program;
- Create cloud-neutral tech policies;
- Fund the National Strategic Computing Initiative;
- Support broadband deployment and investment;
- Facilitate the commercialization of cybersecurity innovations;
- Support the development of globally interoperable, industry-led standards; and
- Negotiate trade agreements that prohibit use of data localization policies.
About TR Cutler, Inc.
TR Cutler, Inc. was founded seventeen years ago by Thomas R. Cutler. Cutler is the President and CEO of Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based, TR Cutler, Inc., (www.trcutlerinc.com), the largest manufacturing communication firm worldwide with four dozen industry experts and thought leaders on staff. Cutler maintains extraordinary relationships with clients, journalists, editors, economists, trendsetters, and key business leaders worldwide and has become a key resource for those writing about the manufacturing sector. Cutler founded the Manufacturing Media Consortium in 1999, which now has more than 6,000 global members including journalists, editors, publishers, and economists, worldwide writing about trends, industrial data, manufacturing case studies, material handling profiles, and robotics feature articles. Cutler works with thousands of media outlets to expand the coverage and importance of the manufacturing media coverage.
Cutler has authored more than 6,000 articles for a wide range of manufacturing periodicals, industrial publications, and business journals each published in leading monthly trade magazines, B2B periodicals, blogs, and marquis publications globally. Cutler is the most published freelance industrial journalist worldwide, and more than 3500 industry leaders follow Cutler on Twitter daily at @ThomasRCutler.
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