The emerging business technology trends such as cloud, Internet of Things, and the new requirements and challenges of future development of manufacturing industry such as green manufacturing and knowledge innovations, have together given rise to a novel cloud-based service-oriented manufacturing business model — cloud manufacturing. Since its inception, cloud manufacturing has attracted much attention of researchers from both academia and industry. As a nascent concept aiming to achieve comprehensive and full resource sharing and e-business collaboration, the success of cloud manufacturing depends heavily on the support and participation of industrial enterprises. However, so far there have been few reports on the status of cloud manufacturing among industrial enterprises. In order to understand the situation of cloud manufacturing in industry, we conducted a survey with respect to its acceptability and application prospect among enterprises located in Jiangsu province, China. This paper presents the results of the survey and some analysis.

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