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Timken, a provider of automotive products, has built a business intelligence tool to help its distributors better track and manage inventory. The service uses a vast database of vehicle registration records, part numbers, and industry repair rates. With this data, Timken projects demand for each part based on the year, make, and model of registered vehicles. It also provides its customers with inventory recommendations by product category and individual part numbers, helping them avoid stockouts and reduce unused inventory.
Multicloud Infrastructure & Application ManagementEnterprise cloud adoption has evolved to the point where hybrid public/private cloud designs and use of multiple providers is common. Who among us has mastered provisioning resources in different clouds; allocating the right resources to each application; assigning applications to the "best" cloud provider based on performance or reliability requirements.