What are the pros and cons? – Is it worth it?
Considering the generation, we are in today most of you are probably asking yourselves. What are the pros and cons, is it worth it? To digitize the current way of conducting your day to day lifestyle or business. Let’s take some few considerations and I will let you be your own judge at the end of the day.
How can it benefit you?
When you look at it from a business perspective. It eases your access to documents and other resources within your organization. Saving you time and money, plus excludes you from the frustration that you may encounter while doing these things manually, using the old file system. And if you are running your organization or company within different geographical locations the chances of data redundancy are quite high with the traditional file system. It would be rather ideal, introducing a distributed system than a centralized system as you implement the digitization of your organization. You might also like to look into cloud computing as it is the trending technology of accessing and storing data for both companies or organizations and individual wise. Making it readily available everywhere you might be. Chances of an individual or organization being innovative, are also increased as people can easily access different training programs or build new ones based on the competitive market out there. As they are a few individuals who would like to be left out on trending items, basically you wouldn’t like be a person or organization who doesn’t know what cool or new gadgets are out there that can help easy your day to day work or business.
How is life simplified?
On a base of opening up new doors or channels, the digitization of your day to day life. Helps you in creating new communication channels enabling you to have new clients or friends throughout your company or life circle. Productivity is also increased as data is easily secured and recovered from disasters, thereby increasing efficiency in your corporation. This enables an organization to thrive through in its initial production, due to the fact that decision-making is made from a large pool of research resources. Apart from all the above that has been said, the main key thing of digitizing how you do things mainly revolves around communication. The modern way of communication involves the use of communicating devices that take way less than 30 seconds to connect to each other. Just by punching keys on a keypad or a touch screen. Customers and friends can reach you within seconds if they have any query with there purchase or simply a catch up with a close friend or relative whom you might have not seen for a long period. This makes it environmentally friendly for both personal and business. Therefore, encouraging team work.
The other side
Some of the biggest issues or cons with digitizing include, privacy concerns – as it has become a major issue. Mostly everyone has the ability to upload there personal data on social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and so on. Concerns arise that upon uploading, the user has no control over the image or video clip. Anyone can search the internet and modify that particular upload to there liking or maybe resort into making a bad impression about the owner. We are becoming more and more socially disconnected to our loved ones as we can’t make a personal visit and have an enjoyable day with them in real life. Addicted, we become morally isolated from things that matter to us, spending most of the time depending on these gadgets even for simple tasks that can be done on our own.
A major challenge in digital technology is security. As a single glitch or bleach within the system or database security can cause large amount of private data loss. Such as client’s details, credit card information, companies’ operations and so on. Third party handling of personal or organization information also raises concerns on company and individual who have backed up there data or are using that cloud service. Most security problems arise from.
- Loss of control: – clients lose control of their data, application and resources as they are located and managed by the cloud providers and this also includes there access management.
- Lack of trust: – arises when the data is being managed by a third party as this becomes more of a risk taking.
- Multi-tenancy: – Conflict between tenants with opposing goals, since Tenants using the same cloud service maybe sharing a pool of resources and have opposing goals.
Having looked at the pros and cons of digital technology or digitizing. We found out that life becomes easier with technology and business moves at a faster rate than the old fashion way. But then the issue of data, rises concerns of security which might put you in doubt. If you think the pros outweigh the cons please feel free to digitize, but if you feel like the cons outweigh the pros please feel free to live life as you want it to be.