Report or Cleverly disguised pro-Cloud marketing strategy? This so called report reads more like a well-disguised pro-cloud marketing gimmick. If its not a marketing gimmick then it fails and fails badly in its logic. If it is a pro-cloud marketing piece then at least you can forgive the weak arguments reasons given.
Automation of Level One tasks Updates: Sure you could automate this, that is until the day that some idiot by neglect or by intent pushes out some update that few if any IT admins would have allowed had they known about it instead of it being part of an automated update. Updates are somewhat automated now but there is still someone in IT that reviews these so that when one of these dumb-dumb updates gets sent down the line IT can respond to it. In a truly automated world this discovery would be made too late.
Society is not yet ready for computer maintenance to be treated like car maintenance. Too few users fully grasp the potential harm that can be caused by their computer from their own ignorance. If were smart (and Im hopeful that enough us are) we will not only have the sense to wait a generation or 2 before seriously examining level one computer task automation but that well also not be conned by the push to the cloud agenda pushed by large ISPs who seek to centralize the control of information via the disguise of computer maintenance centralization.
WARNING to the decisions makers: No matter what a pro-cloud individual tries to tell you the fact is that no Cloud management company either in the US or abroad will ever protect your data like you would! They may at first refuse requests for your data (or access to it) from but they will NEVER ever fight to protect it like you would. Once enough systems are on the cloud the government WILL move to enact legislation that makes it easier to gain access to that data and you can bet your life that no one be they Verizon, AT&T, Amazon or any other big Cloud provider will fight for your privacy and protection like you would!
If you move to the cloud then you have only yourself to blame when one day you find that one or more government agencies and or one of its authorized entities (that means private entities partnering with the government) have a copy of your data. Remember, no one will fight to protect your privacy (which includes your data) like you would!
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