It probably works OK if you are shipwrecked and eventually wash-up on an un-populated island and don’t have to ask anyone for permission to land there. But in the new Cloud-based, blended resource extrastructure (no longer infrastructure for obvious reasons) you may find yourself without a proper passport or means of valid entry, especially if your organization (or even family in some instances) has put stuff out there and neglected to let you know how to authenticate. Your cookies may still get you there, but once you land there may be issues logging in or accessing resources that you need.
Too many analogies? Hopefully not.
The issues continue to remain access, security and privacy-based and are also driven by productivity and the demand for instant information that is now expected. Patience is gone.
Single factor authentication can be helpful, but the means employed by management system can also pose problems for anyone not physically located in the building or campus unless the coverage is 24×7 and accessibility immediate.
And on the home and family front, whoever is responsible for protecting the “jewels”, so to speak, will need to communicate any access changes in the cloud storage system that all the iPads, iPhones, and laptops are pointed to. Or if you don’t want the hassle, you just continue to add storage – and pay dearly for it – with your iCloud account at Apple. Some of us may not be well enough healed to pay so much to keep all our vacation snapshots or wedding pictures stored there forever at $10 per month per TeraByte. Thats $120 per year for 100 iPhone photos, My point being that more than one family member might want to exert some control over access to and maintenance of the islands of data that live outside your family’s personal devices.
Thanks to Katharine Volpe and Hay Market Media