Thursday, February 12, 2009

Cloud syncing is hard to do

Ouch, after the MobileMe initial meltdown for Apple (a black eye, one of the few they have), now we have a Nokia Ovi meltdown... This one was huge, maybe worst than the Apple one.

The Register reports:
Nokia's Contacts for Ovi - the Finnish manufacturer's answer to MobileMe - was down for most of yesterday and has lost all amendments made since January 23 when the last backup was taken.
Check your calendar. Today is February 12th. They lost their users address books for the last three weeks.... Ouch. Ouch.

Cloud syncing is hard to do. There are so many ways to screw it up. Duplicate all your users contacts. Maintain security among accounts (imagine what would happen if someone would break into Ovi...). Wipe out contacts and the phone number of that girl you met last Saturday night... People would kill for less :-)

Cloud syncing is hard to do. However, as the Register says "Cloud synchronisation is ramping up to be the next big thing".

To do the next big thing, it takes a lot of time and a lot of people. Yay ;-)