I was surprised by many of the comments I received. For example, several said something like, “Thanks, I am now going to put my swimming career on my resume.” I was obviously wondering why it wasn’t already there, in bold print! Parents of swimmers often commented with statements like, “I am showing this to my daughter to demonstrate that hard work may help her succeed in a business career.” Again, I would have thought that was obvious.
It is difficult to have an IT conversation with someone without the subject of Cloud Computing coming up at some point. The subject inevitably generates countless impassioned arguments, opinions, and observations from both sides of the debate. Oftentimes, there is some truth in every myth, but I would rank the following statements as the top myths in Cloud Computing.
Everyone is talking about the “internet of things” and becoming entranced by the lure of technology. Imagine your refrigerator ordering beer when it senses that stocks are low and a big college football game is about to start. Pre-programmed drones would then deliver your favorite beverage without you even lifting a finger. Maybe your coffee maker could brew an extra-large cup when your sleep monitor knows you were tossing and turning the night before. Vacuum cleaners will know when Fido is in the house and will follow him around when air sensors know he is shedding. It all sounds great – but will I have to buy SmartNet?