TOKYO – 11 Sep 2012: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Toyota Boshoku will use IBM cloud technology in worldwide manufacturing and engineering projects, including automotive design. The new IBM SmartCloud Engineering Desktop consists of a group of cloud solutions designed for industrial sector clients that tap mission-critical 3D applications globally.
The global manufacturing industry faces an urgent need to deploy complex design, development and production systems to diverse locations to keep up with tight competition and address changes in market demands. To better meet their needs, many organizations look to use cloud technology to build an agile, global engineering environment. These needs include global work sharing for design and development and collaboration in efficient product development in their worldwide supplier network — all while reducing risks and costs.
Designed to enable an agile engineering environment for companies like Toyota Boshoku, the engineering cloud includes technology from IBM and Citrix. By incorporating Citrix XenDesktop with HDX 3D Pro, IBM can virtualize and securely deliver 3D graphics or other intensive applications and high-performing desktops.
It’s always great to read about what technologies are being deployed and how these technologies are being used to increase utilization or reduce complexity, transform organization agility and delivery. Using cloud technology to deliver a more scalable and flexible desktop platform can be transformational to an organization and the end user community, not only is it the consolidation of services and roles, but it’s the ability to access information on demand which can make collaboration and delivery more effective and efficient I’m off to read more, do check it out.