Despite the excitement that cloud computing has caused, there is still some confusion about the technology and its capacity to revolutionize the logistics industry, Greg Kefer of GT Nexus writes. By using cloud-based services, a business "gets access to a highly reliable system that is shared with other companies," he writes. "The technology is maintained by the vendor, which develops into a utility of sorts." Cloud technology can also allow information to be shared efficiently throughout the supply chain, he notes.

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