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  1. Cloud based PDM/PLM has lots of good points but the overriding concern for anything like this has to be security and over and over again we have clearly seen that there is no guarantee of security when something is connected to any network that is externally accessible. Multi factor security is good but it still it still vulnerable.

    • Mark,
      Thanks for sharing your insight. I think it’s interesting to see who views this as a non-starter versus an acceptable risk. I think it has to do with what you compare it to. The average company’s internal IT infrastructure? The usual “workaround” methods of email, Dropbox, FTP, etc.? When you compare it to those, I think cloud solutions provide (at least) comparable protection. Nothing is 100% safe, so it becomes a cost-benefit analysis. Some companies do a good job of protecting their own data, but most often their networks are connected to the Internet as well. But many don’t have saavy resources to truly manage the threat. I guess the question is how much can you afford to “buy down” the risk of being compromised and what is that worth to the business? In many cases cloud is an upgrade and costs much less, which is why I think it’s compelling.

      As an aside, I have some preliminary survey results that show a marked increase in the use of cloud-based storage (Box.net, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.) to store design files. It looks like it’s happening. I wonder how many people have properly vetted / audited their cloud supplier for security, though. I have to believe there are some big differences in providers.

      Thanks for brining up an important topic!
      Jim

      • As a DOD vendor, the cloud is not currently an approved method of data security. If the gov’t could be convinced otherwise, I’d be all for it, for, as you say, it’s as secure as anything else connected to the net.

        My only concern, then, would be data availability. This has been shown to be an issue with Microsoft and Adobe cloud issues that recently cut off access for 3 or 4 days at a time. That would be totally unacceptable to my organization.

        • Dave,
          Thanks, good point about the DoD. As for data availability and reliability, I would suggest that this is an areas (like security) that modern IT organizations have to get good at evaluating and auditing. If there aren’t IT resources available (as for very small companies) then they need to find a partner they trust. Most provide statistics on uptime.

          Thanks

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