Now, you will probably be saying to yourself SURE, we want that! We have seen too much cloud hacking, and it seems unbelievable that companies let their customers rely on weak or unsecure cloud services.
I’m talking about consumer and enterprise both. While we know that BlackBerry is the defacto standard for enterprise, what about us regular consumers? That’s the really important question. iCloud (the Apple cloud service) has been hacked a few times, and we all read about the Turkish hackers who claim that they have control over 300 million iCloud accounts. DropBox, one of the most popular cloud services for consumers has also been compromised.
Most modern services are cloud based these days, from websites to personal and automotive. Many of us use cloud services to save our personal files, pictures and what not. We share our files from the cloud with others, and we want to know that we are safe and secure.
Give the consumer what they want!
We have written more than once about BlackBerry Workspaces, BlackBerry cloud service for file sharing and storage for enterprise use. In speaking with some friends we raised the issue of making BlackBerry cloud services be the solution for secure cloud service in the consumer world. After all, we know that it works well for QNX and enterprise users, so why not the rest of us?
BlackBerry can charge few dollars for 10GB or little more for 20GB, and you will get a secure service for sharing files with friends. Maybe give a new BlackBerry handset purchaser a free 1 year subscription!Permissions could customize your settings like offline files or time frame that the other side can watch the file you shared with. Even allow or deny the other party to save the file on another other platform.
If celebrities want to make some “private photos” and keep them secure form hackers, they will have the BlackBerry cloud service.
So, is the first sentence still relevant? Do you want BlackBerry to make their cloud service open to consumers? Share your thoughts with us in comments and forum.