Cloud computing is a style of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtual resources are provided as a service over the Internet. Users need not have knowledge of, expertise in, or control over the technology infrastructure "in the cloud" that supports them.
At the 2010 VCF Conference in Phoenix, Dara O'Rourke talked about GoodGuide.com and how the platform collects data from all aspects of the supply chain to deliver information on consumer products. The application can deliver ratings instantly while consumers are shopping, letting them make purchase decisions on those aspects of the product that make the most difference to them.
SaaS- and cloud-based EDI’s core benefits are fairly well known: reduced capital investments and operating costs, simplified IT, and the ability to streamline and improve information exchange among partners. But there’s more to be had.