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Score 8.2 out of 101

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Score 8.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon Cloud Drive is a fantastic backup solution for storing your digital files on the web, but if you want to manage, tweak, organize or otherwise maintain those files after they have reached the cloud, the experience immediately begins to suffer. This is especially noted when major competitor products like Microsoft and Dropbox offer similar services at similar prices, but offer far better interfaces for file management.
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Dropbox Business

Dropbox for Business is well suited for organizations that are looking to move their files to the cloud for the purpose of backup and security. If you have all your files on local machines, then your data is at risk of being lost and unrecoverable. Dropbox for Business will solve this problem without much hassle
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.0
Dropbox Business
7.7
Versioning
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.5
Dropbox Business
7.5
Video files
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.4
Dropbox Business
8.0
Audio files
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.0
Dropbox Business
8.0
Document collaboration
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.6
Dropbox Business
7.4
Access control
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.5
Dropbox Business
8.3
File search
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.1
Dropbox Business
7.3
Device sync
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.2
Dropbox Business
7.8

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.5
Dropbox Business
8.5
User and role management
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.4
Dropbox Business
8.4
File organization
Amazon Cloud Drive
9.0
Dropbox Business
8.7
Device management
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.1
Dropbox Business
8.4

Cloud Storage Platform

Amazon Cloud Drive
9.0
Dropbox Business
8.7
Performance
Amazon Cloud Drive
9.1
Dropbox Business
8.7
Reliability
Amazon Cloud Drive
9.0
Dropbox Business
9.0
Storage Reports
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.9
Dropbox Business
8.5

Pros

  • Organized platform, can use personally & for work.
  • Cloud, so you can access it anywhere- you just need to have an Amazon account.
  • Affordable upgrade of $11.99/month once you reach the 5GB limit.
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  • Dropbox for Business is great at automatically backing up data from your personal/work computer to the cloud. After downloading Dropbox's desktop application, setting up file syncing is easy and intuitive. From that point forward, all files will be uploaded to the secure cloud.
  • Dropbox for Business makes sharing files easy, as well. You can share files with one person, multiple people, your whole organization, or even people outside the organization. Sharing is flexible and customizable, too -- you can password protect the shares and have it expire after a certain amount of time.
  • When a user leaves your organization, Dropbox for Business allows you to delete the user and easily share all their files with another team member. This makes adding/deleting users easy and risk-free.
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Cons

  • Speed. At times, does seem to have a throttling affect and can be slower. Especially on the upload side of things.
  • Notifications/alert of issues. Not really quick, or informative.
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  • Downloading from, uploading to, and syncing with Dropbox for Business is a bit slow. You often have to wait several minutes or longer for your files to appear.
  • The "Search" feature of Dropbox is not powerful enough, in my opinion, especially if you have a large amount of data. This makes file organization much more important.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Dropbox Business5.4
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Dropbox is very expensive and its price is not as competitive as it was. We are looking for an alternative that will enable as to subscribe more users at a more affordable cost.Also, we did not like Dropbox customer service, and felt that they should have found a way to compensate us for some of the damage they were responsible for when restoring our data.
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Usability

Amazon Cloud Drive10.0
Based on 1 answer
The system is very easy to use and it's use of apps for almost all devices and hardware makes it even easier to manage and store photos and documents. I highly recommend this as an easy to use solution for novices!
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Dropbox Business8.8
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Dropbox is very easy and fun to use. It is very self evident and from a graphical user interface it is very intuitive. There is really nothing else to say about it.
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Reliability and Availability

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Dropbox Business7.0
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At least once a week the app crashes on my computer and causes files to stop syncing. It is an easy fix to re-open the app, however I have to notice the app stopped working to realize it needs to be reopened.
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Performance

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Dropbox Business10.0
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Syncing to the cloud is almost instantaneous. Users on the same network can see my changes within seconds on their computer.
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Support

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Dropbox Business4.2
Based on 4 answers
One of our employees accidentally deleted large portion of our database. I've reached out for help as the admin site did not manage to restore the content (it requested I contact support). It took Dropbox about 2 month to handle the problem, and eventually we got a very huge mess. Some of the files were never restored, and we lost money and reputation. Dropbox, on their part, did not do but the bare minimum to help us with this, nor they took responsibility for their inability to supply us with the backup and restore features they were committed to.
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Implementation

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Dropbox Business10.0
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The implementation was actually very simple. Again, as stated previously, the most intriguing part of the entire exercise was the implementation of the directory structure for each account. Once you design and implement it for one, it becomes quite simple to replicate for each account you implement thereafter. You just really need to take time to ensure you implement the first perfectly and those that follow on will be likewise work efficiently and easily.
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Alternatives Considered

I use this product in conjunction with other products to store information. As a storage solution it performs as expected, it's use as a business application could be open to improvement mainly due to the lack of collaboration, lock off of files, etc. However, its photo storage is unparalleled in ease of use and visual display.
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I am a big fan of Google Drive (and Google's whole suite of online tools), but when it comes to file collaboration and management, I will chose Dropbox for Business every time. The sync functionality and device availability is unparalleled and, so far at least, the service has never failed me when I needed it most. While Google Drive can do all of these things, Dropbox does it in a much more accessible and user friendly way for veterans and novice users alike.
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Scalability

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Dropbox Business7.0
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The only limit to scaling Dropbox is pricing. After a certain point, using traditional data storage would be more cost effective than per user pricing.
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Return on Investment

  • Since it was for a class, there was only learning and no such thing as a good or bad outcome on the overall business.
  • I would say that we used as good a cloud service as possible to accomplish our goals.
  • Maybe the best impact I can state is that we never really had any major issues.
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  • The product has a net positive ROI for me as I no longer need to search for a way to share files in a central, virtual place.
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Pricing Details

Amazon Cloud Drive

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Dropbox Business

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details