When Autodesk ceo Carl Bass said this last April, I figured he was just talking to the crowd. The audience consisted of the editors and readers of TechCrunch:
I’d say two to three years from now, every one of our products will be used online. The only way to use them will be online.
But this week Autodesk vp of building industry strategy Phil Bernstein said much the same thing in an interview with Business Standard magazine:
Our portfolio has almost 200 pieces of software. Right now, we are moving some apps (collaboration and analysis tools) to the cloud. Our long-term strategy is to move everything there.
When Autodesk pushes everything on the cloud, it's going to produce one heck of a hiccough if this cloud thingy proves to not work out so well for them long-term. A lot worse than that Release 13 hiccough.
- Carl Bass interview on TechCrunch: http://techcrunch.com/2012/04/04/keen-on-carl-bass-why-autodesk-remains-incredibly-relevant-tctv/
- Phil Berstein interview on Business Standard: http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/autodesk-aims-for-120-mn-users/492513/%20Autodesk