Choose your side or choose your poison?

Choose your side or choose your poison?

On both sides of the Atlantic Ocean the public soon get to make the most important choice of their lifetime so far, with the onset of the elections of Governments and Presidents.

Every person of voting age (technically known as universal suffrage) will get a choice. Amazingly some people will choose to make no choice at all and will elect not to vote – effectively handing control of their destiny to others. As the saying goes ‘If you don’t have a plan, you will be part of someone else’s.

Understand that with great power comes great responsibility.

I firmly believe that making a choice is always more complicated than it seems at first glance. The reality is there is NEVER a right and wrong choice – there are always gradations, grey areas and commonly with political considerations there are some parts from either side or both sides of any argument or party that you agree with.

To add to the confusion politicians have track records of saying things for the audience they are preaching too, not necessarily the truth or even their intentions. I may need to whisper this but I am shocked to be the bearer of sad news but feel compelled to advise you that………………… sometimes politicians lie. It is emotive but it is true.

Sometimes understanding the facts and the truth are difficult as evasion, obfuscation and word play become the norm. All of this is compounded further by the selective use of statistics that are stretched and flexed to fit the message for that day.

From this barrage of bad facts, dubious statistics and questionable assertions the electorate is asked to make their best possible informed choice.

I understand that in the UK the electorate have displayed increased frustration with the continuous production of spurious “facts” to the extent that an independent fact checking service is often included as part of interviews to challenge any figures, facts or statistics that are wielded in an attempt to prove a claim.

To call this choice critical is an understatement. It will allow the next government the power to dictate policy in almost every aspect of their (your) lives for the foreseeable future. Whether your passion is healthcare, defence, security, welfare, economy, employment, local government, big government you must live by the decision of the electorate – agree with the outcome or not. As the saying goes ‘act in haste, repent at leisure’.

To call it frustrating would be an understatement but a better informed person makes a better decision and that’s where we can help.

With LANDESK’s portfolio of award winning solutions that cover a breadth of systems, security, mobility, asset and service management you can certainly be better informed by factual information. As well as collecting accurate data about your assets you can use LANDESK to secure your end-points, manage your estate, record and track the entire lifecycle of your assets and keep your entire workforce productive whether they are on site or mobile.

Speak with Irontouch about your options and how we can present you with the facts so you can make good choices. Don’t leave it to chance to decide how your IT real estate gets cared for. For more information contact us on

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