iCloud Killed Dropbox: Have Your Say
Have you ever been fascinated of the idea of using your paid apps and stored content from an already existing iTunes account to a new iPad? Well, iCloud is the solution that can cater to your custom needs.
Steve Jobs led Apple Inc has challenged the way storage and accessibility functions in the current day’s scenario. With the launch of iCloud services starting June 6, the gadget giant is all set to throw Dropbox out of business. The core idea behind iCloud is the concept of Cloud Computing which enables the end users to connect to the service providers through secured clouds. The custom storage space and services can be leveraged by the users as they look to leverage from the cloud services. These services are often referred as thin client interfaces. The storage capacity is not used locally and it’s the logical cloud that holds the information. The artifacts can be accessed in such a scenario from anywhere and anytime by the value centric customers. The service would be ideal for business professionals, students and online webmasters who are not only hard pressed against the timelines but often require better storage management too.
Ironically, Dropbox is an old school methodology which works on a thick client interface. The storage media and information should be stored on the local disks. The data should then be logically grouped by users based on their preferences for better accessibility. One of the major drawbacks of the service is that it consumes the local disk storage space on the device and hence limits the productivity from an end user’s perspective.
Dropbox’s services are clearly under threat post release of iCloud in San Francisco. However, if they can turn around the table quickly by announcing cloud based components then it will create a competitive market space for the end users.