Posted Wed Apr 18, 2012
Autodesk mentions switching all software to online use only22 Comments
(Updated) Autodesk's Ken Pimentel has further described Autodesk's position stating that "this was a casual statement (...) not a declaration of a formal policy. (...) Autodesk is researching a lot of cloud-based services. At no time did he say, 'you won’t have a desktop product to use'." Read Ken Pimentel's comment posted on this news item.
(Updated) Autodesk's Ken Pimentel has stated that Carl Bass's words are being taken too literally, and that he "just means that there will be ways the product will be experienced via the cloud." Ken Pimentel also mentions two methods of cloud connectivity are being researched. More on CGTalk.
According to a recent interview with Autodesk's CEO Carl Bass, in a few years the company's software would be running online ("cloud-based" only). Quoting from the interview (2m26sec): "I'd say 2 to 3 years from now every one of our products will be used online. The only way to use them will be online." Watch the video on TechCrunch.
Source: Ron Martin