We have a number of R&D projects where we would like to show on going results in a distributed CDF application. This would be similar to monthly reports.
There are some fairly heavy security requirements where we are contractually obligated to protect data. The data is proprietary - certainly not top secret. However, the costs associated with a data breach would be significant.
These obligations prohibit us from using Cloud based systems or using web-based services. Internal data systems must meet some fairly stringent STIGs. This is literally a case where we will hand deliver CDF content on a CD or DVD.
A few questions about CDF usage:
Is it possible to warn the user that an Internet connection exists and terminate?
Data must be secure - is it possible to make a call to a custom assembly from a CDF that handles decryption of data?
Will there be a time in the next 10 years where CDF Player will require an Internet connection to work?
Are there some books that do detailed treatments on CDF development?