Embedded cloud computing that has the characteristics typically associated with embedded systems (hard real-time, guaranteed latency and determinism). It sends data to could from a hardware to report for real-time monitoring purpose and so forth.
Real-time inventory checking is the most sophisticated need for a business to save plenty of business time (productivity). A vending machine owners can use cloud to collect real-time data from vending machines by just embedding an additional machine and connect with internet to update the inventory data. It helps the business to monitor and take necessary action when required. And also, it saves a lot of man hours instead sending human to check the availability of products in the vending machine and so on.
There are more examples that fit in the embedded cloud scenario.