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Four reasons why the cloud is hot

John Russell /

So the last article I wrote got a little bit of exposure and was by far the most successful article I’ve written in terms of reader interaction.

 

I have thought about this for the past four weeks and wondered why did that article fly? While some of my other articles, which I consider to be better quality, haven’t.

 

I’ve basically narrowed it down to four reasons why I feel that the cloud has taken off in the public’s eyes and become a bit of a hot topic.

 

1. It’s getting political

 

After the election and Mr Abbott’s dicing of the NBN plans – people are now either for or against the decision. Debate is now raging. I am on the raging end FYI and although people say there are two sides to every story, which I can appreciate. The simple fact of the matter is that I want faster internet, and so does the rest of Australia.

 

2. The cloud is becoming commercial

 

People now want to know what the cloud is, what it does and how it can help them. Businesses want to know how it can keep their business secure and also save them money. Most of all, people want to know what people mean when they say “the cloud”.

 

3. Big consumer companies are beginning to utilise it

 

What do I mean by this? Quite simply, now that Apple has iCloud, Dropbox is popular and Microsoft has SkyDrive, the cloud has been introduced to home life. Now that the clouds are in homes and are seeing efficiency and success – why wouldn’t larger companies decide to take on the cloud for their business? They do personally!

 

4. It’s simply a hot topic

 

No explanation needed here. It’s simply a hot topic to talk about, just as social media was five years ago. Social media went through its ups and downs, so has the cloud. I personally see the light at the end of the tunnel for the cloud, and I love what I am seeing.

 

So this is one of my shorter articles – I know that. I know though that the majority of people reading this article will agree with what I’m saying, regardless of whether they like the cloud or not.

 

I’d love to see people share this article with social media and I’d love people to comment as much as they like. I would also like well-balanced judgments on my writing, but I know I probably will never get that. I’m a writer, so do I care? No.

 

Conclusion

 

For those that emailed me over the last month with long and drawn out emails that literally took longer to write than the article itself, I feel for you. You wasted your time. All you’ve done is cemented the fact that the cloud is a hot topic and worth a great debate!

 

I’m calling on the television networks to actually discuss this and spread the word where they can! #7pmProject let’s see what you guys can do!

 

Should you wish to get in contact with me regarding this article please do not hesitate to email me at  [email protected] and for those of you who would like to migrate to the cloud in an efficient and swift manner please also send me an email – I’d love to hear from you.

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