This little article, Stephen Blair mentioned on his blog, might be worth reading or even discussing: Autodesk calls for VFX standard
, not just for the call for a VFX standard, but also because
Petit said cloud-based products would help to address issues surrounding online collaboration and workflow management, and add value to products in the face of “aggressive” reductions in price.
He added that Autodesk has made a “massive investment in research and development in the cloud and related products could be released later this year.
(PS - If someone finds the full-text of Marc Petits keynote speech at the FMX2011, please let me (us) know...)