Last weeks outage of Adobe’s servers could have created a real problem for prepress providers. If a desktop operator can’t work a file because his copy of InDesign can’t communicate with an authorizing server who is to blame? How do you tell a customer that they will incur down press time because your copy of Photoshop won’t turn on? Do future contracts with customers need to have a force majeure clause that prevents a provider from being liable if Adobe is down? Cloud based services, just like the weather can change at any time. A recent event with the creative cloud was chronicled by writer Mark Gibbs. Take some time to read the story at the link below.
Why Adobe’s Creative Cloud is a really, really bad idea for the sheeple