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I surrender!

Most shops are dependent on software to keep the books, design, create proposals, and send/receive communications. But managing that software is different now.

It used to be fairly simple: You bought a program, installed it and used it. Not any more!

Nowadays, most of our software resides on a remote server, rather than on our hard drive. It’s generally connected to the vendor’s “Cloud” environment and when an update is released, it’s installed automatically.

For many years, I attempted to be in control of this process. I like to know what the update is going to do, how it's going to affect the way the program works and how I interact with it. But this is not what the vendor wants. As a result, I found myself having to deal with constant interruptions to update. I have finally given up, resetting all of my applications to update without my permission.

I don't like this at all but it seems to be the lessor of two evils.


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