Last week VMware announced it’s launch of Cloud Cred. This is VMware’s dive into the widely popular gamification. I enjoy gamification and it’s potential as an end user and for business purposes. I might seem harsh here but I enjoy the virtualization community and don’t want to see it mucked up.
So I am breaking it down into Pros & Cons along with the video below which goes over few of the pain points thus far.
- Community engagement- Gets the community involved and active doing tasks
- Team building- Enables people to form into teams to work together to get the highscore
- Rewards- Who doesn’t like getting stuff.
- Grammar errors – Way to many to keep track of, most notably spelling VMware wrong is a a big WTH moment.
- Loading time of site
- Social login- via twitter i have to authorize app every time.
- Message notification not working properly
- No team management function
- Invite system doesn’t work properly
- Load times- i mention this again as it’s major drawback
- No notifications on who is following you
- Team rules for joining not cohesive between what is written in rules vs what they actually allow.
I can go on and on, but I think VMware was sold something and needs to go with it for now. With some refinement this could be something people don’t mind using.
Unedited- look at Cloud Cred
I think Cloud Cred could gain some traction but if the start is anything like how it will go for the long haul I see Cloud Cred as a bust. The reason I say this is quite simple, the virtualization community is unique but it is still a community. Change when implemented wrong or with flaws gives a sour taste then you have to try and rebuild that trust. Look VMware did it when they played around with vRam tax as people called it (which is no longer). If Cloud Cred doesn’t fix the mistakes there and refine it’s functionality, consider it for the chopping block.
Also listen to the vSoup Podcast where they discuss Cloud Cred – Click Here