Sunday, March 28, 2010

$1b from milking the cloud

"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.

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"$1b from milking the cloud"
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