It’s great to see some level-headed discussion on ‘THE CLOUD’.
Oleg Shilovitsky blogged today about “PLM Competition 2010s and Anti-cloud PLM rap?”. On the one hand, his blog speaks of AutoDesk’s entry into the Cloud PLM space with AutoDesk PLM 360, and the market dynamics that could change if this product gets legs in the marketplace.
The cloud is not a magic elixir. It’s not going to re-engineer your business, optimize your strategy or help you lose 10 lbs (unless you’re carrying a server). All the cloud is going to do is move your data or apps from down the hall or down the street, to someplace else that you probably won’t ever put your finger on. That’s it folks.
Thank you, Peter. As I stated in my last blog, there is no easy answer, no free lunch. If your process is broken, or you have no process, putting it ‘in the cloud’ is not going to solve anything.
First, understand your current process,
Second, design the ‘should-be’ process,
Third, choose a best-in-class tool that can easily automate this desired process and will grow with you as your business changes,
THEN, determine whether it belongs on the cloud or not.
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