I read an interesting note from Autodesk Labs. Inventor 2011 now available for trials via the cloud. It made me think, the cloud becomes a testing platform for future applications. Take a look more details from Autodesk Lab blog post.
For me, it makes a lot of sense. Internet will continue to shift people’s mind into the direction of services and not software. Engineering software will not be an exclusion from this. I’d expect more companies will decide to move towards this route.