OneMediaHub offers major advantages both to end users (see its features and benefits) and mobile providers:
Some mobile providers wonder how they can make money with a personal cloud, as giants in the industry offer it for free and use it as a 'loss leader' to sell other goods and services such as hardware (Apple), ads (Google), software (Microsoft) and commercial content (Amazon).
The dilemma facing mobile providers is that if they don't offer their own personal cloud, they risk losing their customers to companies that do. This is especially problematic as key mobile data that was once the province of mobile providers, such as mobile contacts, start being captured in other clouds, making users less dependent on their mobile provider. It has long been accepted that whomever owns the customer data, owns the customer. This is especially true in the personal cloud era.
The good news is that mobile providers have an unique opportunity to out-cloud the giants. They can offer a more open personal cloud that supports multiple vendor devices and content in a single cloud, which is vastly superior to uni-brand clouds with their user-unfriendly agendas.
So how can you monetize the personal cloud? Storage is becoming a commodity, making it difficult to differentiate based on storage alone. You must use a combination of methods, including storage, that are optimal for your market. Other methods include mobile ads, commercial content, related value-added services, and using the personal cloud to reduce churn to drive revenue of other services.
OneMediaHub is highly flexible to support these and other ways to monetize the personal cloud. To learn about the best ways to monetize your personal cloud for your market, contact the Funambol sales team.
OneMediaHub includes a scalable personal cloud server for millions of users, apps for mobile phones, tablets and computers and an AJAX web portal. This architecture leverages the latest industry standard infrastructure to ensure it can be quickly deployed and easily managed.
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