Are you sure about Zoom?

Zoom is a part of our daily lives now. Even though other companies were doing video calls for a while before 2020, none of them were working to make it a better experience like this upstart Zoom. Now after more than a year in different levels of pandemic lockdowns, Zoom is the gold standard of corporate video calls.

But do they deserve it?

In this article ( ), the author gives us 5 reasons why we should reconsider zoom.

  1. Zoom Collects and Shares Large Amounts of Data
  2. E2E Encryption Disabled by Default
  3. Zoombombing Is Still a Problem
  4. History of Deception and Missteps
  5. Major Corporations Have Banned Zoom

If you have ever sold to enterprise clients, you should be well versed in the "Security Review" process for potential vendors. In the article, they point out that, by any measurement, Zoom should not be working in the enterprise space.

Although there are more reason to think of other ways to work. This lack of concern for the security of their clients really got us in a huff.

We here at openspace noticed some of these failing as well. It is for these reasons that we decided to add 2 specific use cases in our product:

  1. We made a secure encrypted way for companies to talk internally without fear of a client or outsider bombing in a call

  2. We got rid of the video. And good riddance! We couldn't stand it! Not being able to move and talk on a video call. Well, no unless you are cool with giving everyone a doctor's view of your nose hair!

Once we decided that we could do better, we put together our own A-team of entrepreneurs and coders to solve this problem. We got to business, building an awesome product with the speed and craftiness of Hannibal, BA, Face, and Murdock.

Our mission was to make communication and collaboration better for distributed teams. Quick calls that are visible to all and have no barriers to entry.

"If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire... the A-Team."

Well actually, openspace is freely available on the app stores and it's free so, really there is no excuse.

Do yourself and your team a favor, get openspace and stop causing unnecessary stress on your team.