So I am getting swept up in all the television debates currently happening in relation to the Scottish referendum. Salmond vs Darling * ding ding ding *
And of course, as I am sure you are aware, round 2 happened earlier this week and it’s now looking pretty equal across the two sides. Who knows what will happen but I have a feeling the NO vote may just win yet (we can only hope anyway, I love Scotland).
I love a good political debate (read: argument) in the pub as much as the next man, woman or child, and it’s a healthy way of engaging with your locality, your country and not to mention, the world.
So it got me thinking what would happen if the world of tech was to create its own political arena (which probably does exist already, but go with me…) and debate the pros and cons of our digital life, The Cloud, cloud computing and the latest and greatest technological advances and inventions?
The arguments for Cloud computing of course, in my opinion far outweigh the arguments against. Whilst some people may say that migrating to The Cloud will cost you a subscription fee that wasn’t there before, I would say, the cost is far less than the cost of losing all your files and constantly having to buy the latest anti-virus or security software.
Where Mr Smith might maintain that he has a perfectly fine IT manager, someone whom operates his small business and couldn’t even begin to contend with the idea of dealing with a remote support service, instead of having someone there day to day, helping you with all the IT networks and programmes.
My witty repartee would be to mention the not so small savings that come about with cutting out middle management and no longer having to rely on outdated servers, software and hardware.
Perhaps someone may counter me with; how can something in The ‘so-called’ Cloud be safe and secure? Surely you are leaving yourself open to hackers and the like?
Au contraire mon ami – The Cloud is actually the best and most sensible place for you all your networks, files and data, triple layers of security and no hackers in sight.
I mean, I could go on (and trust me I do) but the fact remains The Cloud is unarguably an advantage, definitely superior to whatever came before and the future of technology as we know. Now put that in your political pipe and smoke it.