Nothing lasts forever, not even in ” cloud “

6.dec_imageWhen you are using Facebook, other social media, or one of the many cloud services, it is important to remember that nothing will last forever.

For a company It is extremely important to maintain ownership of content, knowledge from user interactions, services and products.

There are no “free lunch”!  Facebook may be a place worth while for your business to be. You maybe decided to use an online CRM solution because it’s easy, affordable and quick? But you really should weight advantages against the possible disadvantages. Too many companies are using cloud services and social media platforms and only effect is to make them richer.

You should also remember that one day many of the popular social media platforms may vanish. It could be services such as: WordPress, blogg.no, or Google, Facebook and Twitter that will no longer be among us, believe it or not!

I hope you never will read the message:  “You are no longer able to make use of this service, “ not without you having a copy of all content, and a back- log of the users interactions you have had.

Already, speculation about “the free internet” and index search have to be “sacrificed” in favor of new solutions and more proprietary business solution that will replace Google as we know it. Even the biggest companies could end up changing radically to your disadvantage.

Please: Do not make yourself vulnerable lose control over your own business.

“Eternally owned, is only what is lost” H. Ibsen

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