So writes Wired magazine’s Richard Baguley.
Wired, “looking at some of the cheapest and most expensive products in a given category, testing each to see what their limits are and to help you figure out when you can cheap it out, and when to plunk down some extra cash to get what you need” evaluated Dropbox versus ownCloud. Apparently, Wired thinks ownCloud is the choice of poets:
“So which would William Wordsworth use? Given his thoughts from the poem London, 1802 (decrying the state of England and lamenting the death of Milton, he wrote “O raise us up, return to us again/And give us manners, virtue, freedom, power!”), I think he might have preferred ownCloud as the place to store his poems while he was walking around Grasmere, pondering the sorry state of mankind.”
How cool is that?
I think what we particularly liked about the piece, is actually a sort of throwaway line:
“We found the official clients for both services to be easy to use…”
While ownCloud Enterprise is made for organizations who need to more tightly control their sensitive data, all of the controls in the world are useless if they are difficult to use – because employees will keep right on using the consumer services.
Our bottom line?
Even if you aren’t a poet, take ownCloud out for a spin, and take back your freedom!