"Federated Farmers may become the steward of a vast amount of data gathered from farms by cloud-based software applications, ensuring it can be combined to drive productivity improvements that one industry expert believes could be worth $1.1 billion annually to the dairy sector alone.
President Don Nicolson says several companies, including Telecom's Gen-i and privately owned firms Tru-Test and FarmWorks, are looking to establish portals for the farming sector.
These could aggregate data from farm management software systems and public databases such as the soon-to-be-established FarmsOnline database and details of herds recorded when the electronic tagging of cattle and deer becomes compulsory next year."
Farming the cloud.
"$1b from milking the cloud"
- $1b from milking the cloud | Stuff.co.nz (view on Google Sidewiki)