Cloud Concern Poll

By Kate

I noticed that our Cloud Concern poll doesn’t show in RSS feeds or email subscriptions.  If you’d like to take our two-question poll (and see what everyone else thinks), please click here



Cloud Watching

By Kate

Will the enterprise costs of servers, software installation, etc., one day disappear? Will companies that make stuff one day do it “from the cloud”?

This morning I was reading Oleg’s post on Should PLM think about Google Aps?, and I have to tell you it got me almost NCAA Final Four-excited. Maybe I was helped into the sports feeling given the reference article’s title: Google Cloud: 1, MS Office: 0.

As TechCrunch IT journalist Leena Rao reports, automotive supplier Valeo is now in the cloud.

While I’d like to encourage you to join the already-launched chat about PLM and cloud computing on PLM Twine, before you head there please answer my two simple poll questions and see what others think.

Question 1:

Here’s the last question:

Thanks for your perspective, and happy weekend!


Driving for Green: Tradable Energy Quotas

By Jonathan

And now for the last in our series of posts on analysing your answers from our Driving for Green mini poll:

Would you participate in personal “Tradable Energy Quotas” (

Carbon offsetting or carbon taxes would also give similar results and are maybe less complicated, as Munir quite rightly said in his comment.

I think the fundemental message is, no matter what efforts the automotive industry does to provide eco friendly personal mobility using renewable energy sources, we’ll still have to radically change our life styles. So how can we prepare our selves fairly across all social catergories and countries before it’s too late?

I’m interested to get a few comments on the results. Is there such a high proportion of “no’s” because:

  • You didn’t understand TEQs and got put off?
  • You believe technology will provide solutions so that we can continue living as we do but affect the environment a lot less?
  • You believe that the human race will not budge until environmental disaster looms, so carbon taxs are pointless.
  • You think carbon taxes are too complicated and will never work?

I personally believe that we’ll at least have to live like our parents/grand parents did in the 40′s and 50′s when fuel was 3 times more expensive and food cost 25% relative to income at the time. You took holidays in your own country and your extended family stayed close – sounds quite nice actually…

Sustainably yours,


P.S. In case you missed the poll and the anaysis for Q1, Q2 & Q3, here are the articles:Driving for Green: a mini poll, Driving for Green: Poll answers for Q1 , Driving for Green: Do You Have Range Anxiety? & Driving for Green: Changing car-use habits?

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