With the emergence of Google Drive, Microsoft Skydrive and other Dropbox-like services, the synchronization-service products seem to have, at best, tiny differences: some exclusive app access, different APIs, different ecosystems, compatibility… all these seem to be minor one-ups on other services, definitely important for some, but not massive innovations in the space. Nothing that really makes you gape.
This year, companies are sure to rethink their cloud strategies and increasingly rely on European clouds. In doing so, they will reclaim their digital sovereignty, implement sustainable data strategies and take the issue of green IT into their own hands.
By Holger Dyroff, Co-Founder and COO, ownCloud