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by 'Anil' Radhakrishna
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Software Updates

It is about two decades since the Internet came into the being for the general public but boy, how dramatically the software tools we use have changed!

There are benefits for both companies offering a software as a service and their consumers but there is also a risk of breaking changes & reliability taking a back seat. Most software applications, both online & installed apps these days are dynamic & sometimes less trustworthy - they update themselves (if you're using Chrome or Firefox, do you know the version you're using?), their owners may change & so can the original terms of use and privacy policies.

When the stakes are high, you have to prepare for sudden changes & downtime. And keep alternatives handy.

Updates will happen when they like & an Internet "moment" may not be a few seconds

Welcome to the Age of the Cloud.

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