Arena Solutions has been a cloud provider of BOM and change management (core PLM) services since 2000, and man - - back in the early days there was sure a lot of resistance to "on-demand" and "SAAS" products.
With the advent of "cloud" I think the idea of storing data up in the inter-webs is much less scary to the general public. We have seen a huge increase in adoption as people realize that lightweight, easy-to-implement, global solutions make a lot more sense in today's day-and-age.
I think one of the biggest advantage with cloud solution is that there is no initial investment required and companies pay the cloud vendors on the go basis. This can allow companies to invest in their core businesses and not have their capital tied up in IT assets. This gives them more chances of growth.
tools vendor will also benifit significantly from this.
@_hm, very true. Currently tool companies like Cadence,Magma and Synopsys have very few customers because startup's can't afford to buy those tools. Through cloud these tool companies can reach to start-ups as well , which will help them increase their revenue significantly.
How reliable are internet services in India (in most parts of the country)?
@Hospice_Houngbo, internet is very reliable these days, atleast in the urban part of india. I have hardly faced any internet outages in the last 2 years. Moreoever you can get broadband connection at reasonable cost 20$.
"If this happens its very good news for Indian industry"
Could start-ups rely on cloud services to reduce running costs? Yes. But if the internet services in the area the company operates from are not reliable, it will have to face other technical problems that may affect its revenue. How reliable are internet services in India (in most parts of the country)?
It is nice to read this. I wish to see more EE vendor - like Cadence, Mentor and other provides application service on cloud.
@_hm, If this happens its very good news for Indian industry. I know many people want's to start their own firm but hesitate to do it because tool costs are very high. If they can get these tools at reduces prices then I am sure we will see boom in the start-ups.
I have always been confused with the word "cloud computing". I still am but this article is great to pinpoint the advantages of cloud computing and is future looking. What i find the most attractive features of the cloud computing are the energy saving and cost cutting measures. With the cloud computing in place, i think that the traditional office desk will be more mobile and employee can be connected without physically coming to office. I am concerned about the rent of buying cloud services. Would the cost of cloud service supersede the cost actually buying a hardware and software. The typical lifetime of a PC is about 5-6 year but the software can be upgraded at a small cost? How would this scenario look in clouds?
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.