Cloud Watching

Will the enterprise costs of servers, software installation, etc., one day disappear? Will companies that make stuff one day do it “from the cloud”?

This morning I was reading Oleg’s post on Should PLM think about Google Aps?, and I have to tell you it got me almost NCAA Final Four-excited. Maybe I was helped into the sports feeling given the reference article’s title: Google Cloud: 1, MS Office: 0.

As TechCrunch IT journalist Leena Rao reports, automotive supplier Valeo is now in the cloud.

While I’d like to encourage you to join the already-launched chat about PLM and cloud computing on PLM Twine, before you head there please answer my two simple poll questions and see what others think.

Question 1:

Here’s the last question:

Thanks for your perspective, and happy weekend!