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Who is telling the truth in Autodesk’s Cloud PR trainwreck?
Posted By Steve Johnson On 20 November 2012 @ 11:37 am In Autodesk,Cloud,Customer Service,Fail,Other Autodesk Products,Spin,Web Stuff | 14 Comments
Does Autodesk intend to move all its applications exclusively to the Cloud? That is, online only and no longer available on the desktop? Autodesk people who say yes:
Autodesk people who say no:
There’s huge irony in the way Clay (or Andrew) attempts to paint the shafting of MDT customers as a we’ll-look-after-you example, but I think that’s a deliberate distraction tactic; other than this comment I’m going to ignore it. I’m ignoring, too, the spin about informal interviews, misinterpretation and the like. There’s a black-and-white contradiction here. Autodesk either intends to move all its applications online and away from the desktop, or it doesn’t.
Two men say they’re Jesus
One of ‘em must be wrong
Dire Straits – Industrial Disease
So who do we believe? Last time I looked at an org chart, the CEO trumped the lot. The buck stops with Carl. So why is he letting his underlings go around undermining his Cloudy Vision ? I see the following possibilities:
None of these options makes Autodesk look good. Is there an option 4? Feel free to speculate. Ultimately, the only chance of sorting this out is by Carl Bass himself coming out with a definitive and spin-free statement. Even then, will anyone believe him?
I have lost all trust I had in you
Opeth – To Rid The Disease
I can agree with one thing Clay (or Andrew) had to say; you will get the best idea of what’s to come by looking at Autodesk’s history. So if you’re concerned about Autodesk pushing you onto the Cloud against your will, don’t be. Instead, be afraid. Very afraid.
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URLs in this post:
 Carl Bass: http://techcrunch.com/2012/04/04/keen-on-carl-bass-why-autodesk-remains-incredibly-relevant-tctv/
 Phil Bernstein: http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/autodesk-aims-for-120-mn-users/492513/
 Scott Sheppard: http://www.blog.cadnauseam.com/2012/11/06/why-autodesks-cloud-push-will-fail-part-1-failure-defined/#comment-13828
 Kenneth Pimentel: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=6&t=1046984&page=1
 Andrew Anagnost: http://worldcadaccess.typepad.com/blog/2012/11/autodesk-says-no-way-we-are-going-cloud-only.html
 Clay Helm: http://www.upfrontezine.com/2012/upf-756.htm
 Cloudy Vision: http://www.blog.cadnauseam.com/img/CarlOfArcAtStake640.jpg
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