I am a geek. I am not ashamed. I read Wired magazine. Hell no, I don’t just read it, I subscribe to it and I catalogue it afterwards…
And yet, despite my geek badge being worn out and proud, I just can’t shift a horrible feeling of anxiety I get every month as it falls through the letterbox. It is both puzzling and troubling.
Its very arrival envokes a feeling in me of mild terror. Terror induced by the notion that the world around me is moving at such a pace of quick quick, super speedy innovation-fueled light speed that I can never possibly keep up, be good enough, will never be able to invent the next big thing and never make the list of their top 100 startups of the year…
I can’t deny, it’s tiring. And then I remember, five minutes into leafing through the latest issue, it’s fine. No need to panic! I am not an inventor, developer, programmer or startup entrepreneur living in Silicon Valley or Silicon Roundabout but rather someone who has an interest and motivation to learn more and have an awareness of what is going on in the technological world around them.
By being aware of what is happening we can all benefit, especially in business. Have you ever had one of those experiences when by chance someone has advised you of a product or app, simply by chance, and it’s completely blown you away and made your life better? I know I have and one of the best examples of this happening can be passing on the information many of us know and utilise when it comes to The Cloud.
My Dad is a recent adopter of The Cloud and boy, and not only has it made his life better, his PC’s processing power is now about ten times quicker and his online life and data a hundred times more secure. It was merely a chance encounter and discussion that led to this and now there’s one happy man.
A simple step, a simple change can make all the difference to how we operate things that have seemingly been set in stone forever. You company can benefit from migrating to The Cloud, your data, hosted exchange emails and networks can be more efficiently managed, more secure and up to the minute in regards to the latest software.
You can sync multiple devices, give yourself the freedom to work wherever you want and allow members of staff to work remotely and on the move all whilst maintaining a secure and effective workflow.
It doesn’t all have to be about 3D printing and investing in the latest start-up, one simple change will suffice. So why not pay it forward? Share the love and make The Cloud that little bit more inclusive, there are a lot of people out there who will thank you for it – they just don’t know it yet.