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Score 8.1 out of 101

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Score 8.9 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Cloud Drive

As a place to personally store photos and documents I cannot fault Amazon Cloud Drive. There are better tools out there for business use, but [there are] benefits from its simplicity to not do anything overly complicated.
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Google Drive

I think Google Drive is used to the maximum in companies that have several locations nationwide and with a large number of employees. The possibility of communicating and working in the cloud regardless of distances is an important advance from the technological point of view. Honestly, I do not see space where you can not enjoy the service offered by this software. It is ideal for large and small work teams.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Amazon Cloud Drive
7.5
Google Drive
8.8
Versioning
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.7
Google Drive
8.5
Video files
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.8
Google Drive
8.2
Audio files
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.3
Google Drive
8.7
Document collaboration
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.4
Google Drive
9.5
Access control
Amazon Cloud Drive
6.9
Google Drive
8.5
File search
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.9
Google Drive
8.6
Device sync
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.8
Google Drive
9.3

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.1
Google Drive
8.5
User and role management
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.0
Google Drive
8.6
File organization
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.5
Google Drive
8.3
Device management
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.7
Google Drive
8.6

Cloud Storage Platform

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.4
Google Drive
8.9
Performance
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
Google Drive
9.3
Reliability
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
Google Drive
9.0
Storage Reports
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.0
Google Drive
8.3

Pros

Amazon Cloud Drive

  • App based auto sync and sorting of photos
  • Ease of use
  • Accessibility across multiple devices through the use of apps and browser support
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Google Drive

  • Controlled permissions of who can view, comment on, or edit all my documents and files.
  • Ability to store ANY file type and access almost anything via mobile as well.
  • Ability to compose new documents or spreadsheets and export as .docx, .pdf, .xlsx etc.
  • Very reasonable rates for paid storage above the free 15gb. I use the 100gb plan for my business.
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Cons

Amazon Cloud Drive

  • No managerial aspect
  • No meta data saved with images
  • No organizational abilities due to loss of meta data
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Google Drive

  • Team Sharing: While it's great that you can share your files with your team members, there isn't the concept of a shared drive. I would like a more traditional "file server" like setting where no one owns the specific document. I would like to be able to create, or move, a document into this space and allow my team to access it by default.
  • Natural Search: I might be spoiled, but Google is the one that spoiled me. The search can take some time to get used to. I can't always remember which criteria needs to come first in my search query.
  • VIP Tags or Folders: I have multiple documents shared with me everyday. I would like to be able to add something to a document from specific owners so I don't lose their document in with all of the others.
  • Shared vs. Not Really Shared: You can send someone a link for a document that everyone in your organization has access to. But unless that document is specifically shared with you it's not added to your Shared with me folder. This means that sometimes you have to go back to hunt through your messages to find it.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Cloud Drive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Drive

Google Drive 9.2
Based on 5 answers
It's the cheapest, most effective platform we've found to store files in the cloud.
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Usability

Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon Cloud Drive 6.0
Based on 2 answers
Because Amazon Cloud Drive is very easy to use.
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Google Drive

Google Drive 9.5
Based on 13 answers
It is an all-in-one drive packed with the most used office features. This benefit of versatile file support makes it a scalable tool. When a computer doesn’t have the software need to open a certain kind of file. Then you can simply upload it to your Google Drive account and open it from there. Google Drive allows users to open anything from a PDF, doc, presentations, to spreadsheets.
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Performance

Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon Cloud Drive 6.0
Based on 1 answer
It is safe but has little added value.
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Google Drive

Google Drive 9.6
Based on 7 answers
Its surprising features always amaze me and make me use Google Drive. There is one [benefit] that is more of a neat feature than a benefit, but it’s still worth mentioning. Google Drive’s image recognition technology can easily recognize the content of my pictures. For instance, if I have visited a famous landmark on a recent vacation and upload my photo in front of it, the picture comes up when one searches for that landmark using Google Drive’s search.
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Support

Amazon Cloud Drive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Drive

Google Drive 7.1
Based on 5 answers
I give it this rating because I have never had to use Google Drive customer support - which means that I really never run into issues with Google Drive
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Implementation

Amazon Cloud Drive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Drive

Google Drive 8.1
Based on 3 answers
It's an extremely easy software to implement, once you sign up for a google account you automatically have access to google drive with a set amount of storage space. The business or Google Suite accounts have more storage space than a regular free account, but setting up and accessing google drive is very easy in both cases
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon Cloud Drive

We selected Amazon due to the large reliable brand name behind ACD and the ability of it to be nested within other services. While Microsoft and Google were strong options, we decided that ACD had a better cost and availability uptime compared to other services. Dropbox has been used in the past but not a strong positive experience.
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Google Drive

Dropbox is a great alternative to Google Drive for collaboration and tracking real-time document changes. However, Dropbox only provides 2 GB of free storage space before it starts charging a fee while Google Drive offers 15 GB of free space. Overall Google Drive has all of the storage and collaboration tools I need while allowing me to save on the price.
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Return on Investment

Amazon Cloud Drive

  • 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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Google Drive

  • It saved a lot of time since we avoided the back and forth of emails with attachments
  • We could avoid as well a lot of confusion since we could always be sure we were working on the most updated version
  • It also saved some unnecessary meetings since we used the slice tool
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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

Google Drive

General

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

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