Bill Gurley von Benchmark Capital beschreibt, warum sie bei der letzten Finanzierungsrunde in den Onlinespeicher und Dateisynchronisierungsdienst Dropbox ebenfalls investiert haben. Why Dropbox Is A Major Disruption:
Once you begin using Dropbox, you become more and more indifferent to the hardware you are using, as well as the operating system on that device. Dropbox commoditizes your devices and their OS, by being your “state” system in the sky. Storing credentials and configurations of devices, and even applications are natural next steps for this company. And the further they take it, the less dependent any user becomes of the physical machine (HW and SW) that is accessing that data (and state). Imagine the number of companies, as well as the previous paradigms, this threatens.
Das ist klassische Disruption dank Vereinfachung von Multihoming auf Nutzerseite.