I think the word is out! "You can't believe anything you read on the Internet." (By the way, if you haven't heard that, it's true!) And that means this article too. Don't believe it. Don't believe me, don't believe Huffington Post, don't believe RedStatesResurgent.com (band name, I call it!), don't believe Snopes, or Politifact, or even NPR.org.
Consider this the truth. If you're reading this on the Internet, you can't believe it. Don't believe any of them. Don't believe me.
So what can you believe? And what does that have to do with reviews for web hosting companies?
The buzz has been building for years now, and this trend has probably taken strong roots and is ready for an explosive outbreak.
Location-based services are not new. We've had Foursquare long enough that they've had time to pivot and rebrand their service into Swarm. Some observers believed it would be the Next Big Thing after Twitter, but somehow it never fully caught fire. (Although I confess that I'm a dedicated Swarm player and I do appreciate my friends who participate. I get an interesting and unique perspective on their adventures in life.)
If you haven't heard about or tried Evernote, you can probably ask your kids.
This Silicon Valley company made a big splash in schools when many teachers from middle school through high school adopted it as a favorite online study tool for students.
If I just told you what it does, you might not be impressed, or you might wonder what it offers that you don't already have. But when you talk to advocates for this note-taking and organizing tool, you might get the impression that there's a lot going on.
We've talked here about the Cloud before and it's likely that we'll be talking about it again. Whether you're ready for it or not, no other advance in business computing has had this big an effect since the dawn of the Internet in business.
So if you want to get ahead of the curve, and be ready for a technology that empowers your business, this is a good time to talk about it. We talked earlier about the what the cloud really is. It's most certainly more than just a decision about whether you'll put your business documents on Google Docs, or store your backups on Dropbox servers. Those are just the leaky edges of a trend that will engulf IT strategies for at least a decade.