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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?

Team work

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?

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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

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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.

Security

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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.

 

The verdict

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.

 

8 Replies to “What are the pros and cons? – Is it worth it?”

ETHEL MWIINGA SIASIMUNA

February 22, 2020 at 7:02 pm

The pros outweigh the cons, in the senses that digital life has made socializing easier for each and every individual in our daily lives and other getting updated on different king of issues at any time through social media. Advantages of digitizing are more important than the disadvantages it has. Digits life has made the global market grow at a faster rate and communication made easier.

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    Volkert

    February 22, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    If the pros outweigh the cons then it might be best to digitize your way of doing things. Because the more advantages it has, the better it is for you.

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Tech Dawg

March 1, 2020 at 3:12 pm

Well put article, leaving the decision in the readers hand. You have outlined the pros and the cons in a very good manner not leaning on any side. Security surely is a challenge when it comes to digitizing like a saying i once heard, a file you have physically belongs to you but the one you have on the internet can be accessed by all, thanks for the insight.

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    Volkert

    March 1, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    Security surely is a challenge for all. Cause we can’t control the content, once out of ones physical possession. That’s the major drawback we face.

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Sharon

March 8, 2020 at 7:32 pm

It’s surely making our communication much easier and doesn’t take much time ,making our work much easier. Although privacy is somehow a challenge. And people spend more time on the internet, making them not to concentrate on their work and other things.

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    Volkert

    March 10, 2020 at 8:42 am

    I agree with you that communication is truly becoming simplified each and everyday. but our main challenge always falls upon privacy. As how can we control what we upload on the internet.

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Daniel katete

March 23, 2020 at 8:08 pm

Well articulated,,,going digital is inevitable in this century and the pros outweighs the con’s ,,,Thanks for the article

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    Volkert

    March 23, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    You are welcome Daniel, Tag along you will surely find some more interesting things to learn from too.

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