Wouldn't it be good to live in the cloud?
I always have two thoughts in my head when I am doing this: it's good for keeping up to speed on project and it's frustrating as sometimes I can't give the replies I want as the information I need is on my laptop.
On the flip side, if I have my laptop, this thing is a pain to carry about, why does the battery have to die now, what if someone takes it as it has all my work on it - before you ask off course my files are backed up :(
So what would be best for me as a mobile user?
- All my information and files to hand
- Data back-up
- Simple to use
Wonder if the cloud can be used? We are all talking about it. Does it work in reality and how flexible is it?
Only one way to find out
Me - "Boss I've got an idea. How about I see if I can live without my laptop and live life in the cloud?"
Boss - "Sounds like the way forward but will it effect your productivity?"
Me - "I don't know but there is only way to find out"
Boss - "OK, go away and think about it in more details and come to me with a proposal on what you intend to do and what you will need"
Me - "Great! Will be back in touch soon with the information you need"
Boss - "Look forward to reading it and hey! What about running this as a social experiment? Maybe get marketing on-board to do a case study?"
Me - "Sounds like a great idea" *Opps what have I let my self into*
What are your thoughts
Have I set myself up to fail or have you managed to live on cloud services?
What tips would you have for me on services and application to maintain or increase my productivity?
November 2, 2011There are many options for living in the cloud, two being full fat and diet. Full fat being storage in the cloud and pulling the data when needed and diet being Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) through a thin client.
But I do agree as a mobile user bandwidth for the full fat and quality of services for VDI are the key. For office based connectivity this is not so much of an issue as it is more controllable.
November 1, 2011Aman SinghWhilst living in the cloud is the way forward, it has it pitfalls. How quickly can you download that 50mb file when you are on the move, how often do you need to be near a free wifi hotpsot or with ample 3G signal to get decent access speeds to the cloud?
I think until the introduction of 4G networks, like the US, or free wi-fi in most public places, like Singapore, living in the cloud still requires some foward planning so you are not caught at a customer meeting without the right files.