Module 3 Discussion: Notifications

This module has probably helped you see the many uses and benefits of cloud computing for communication and collaboration in an organization.

If you have a mobile device, you are probably familiar with notifications. You probably get push notifications to your mobile device when you receive a text message or when someone interacts with you on a social media site like facebook or twitter.

You may someday work for an organization that uses many cloud computing applications that give you the option to turn notifications on or off for each of those applications. You may be able to configure notifications on both your desktop computer and mobile device.

What are the benefits of having notifications on? What are the drawbacks? Think about both the pros and cons of notifications for each of these applications in the workplace:

  • Email
  • Calendar
  • Instant messaging
  • File sharing (like OneDrive)

Share your opinions below and respond to two of your classmates’ thoughts.