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Apple iCloud

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Score 7.9 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud is well-suited for people with many passwords who need an easy way to store them. Apple iCloud could improve its security, or at least how it informs its customers of security. If my Apple iCloud is hacked, then my passwords are available for anyone.
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Backblaze

I am like a walking Backblaze advertisement - everyone I talk to about computers gets an ear full of how great Backblaze is. I have no affiliation with the company other than an admiration for something that's done well and works so well too
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Apple iCloud
8.1
Backblaze
Versioning
Apple iCloud
7.9
Backblaze
Video files
Apple iCloud
8.4
Backblaze
Audio files
Apple iCloud
8.5
Backblaze
Document collaboration
Apple iCloud
7.2
Backblaze
Access control
Apple iCloud
7.6
Backblaze
File search
Apple iCloud
8.2
Backblaze
Device sync
Apple iCloud
9.3
Backblaze

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Apple iCloud
8.0
Backblaze
User and role management
Apple iCloud
7.8
Backblaze
File organization
Apple iCloud
7.9
Backblaze
Device management
Apple iCloud
8.1
Backblaze

Cloud Storage Platform

Apple iCloud
8.4
Backblaze
Performance
Apple iCloud
8.5
Backblaze
Reliability
Apple iCloud
9.1
Backblaze
Storage Reports
Apple iCloud
7.7
Backblaze

Pros

  • Store documents and photos- I think this is pretty self-explanatory.
  • Allow for simpler collaboration- a few of us have started using Pages and Notes on iCloud.com to work on a few projects together. This isn't always as simple in Microsoft Office, I've found.
  • Set reminders- iCloud.com has the Reminders app that we've used as a quick, dirty system to remember to make calls or follow up with one another. It's cut down on the number of sticky notes on my desk and in my notebook.
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  • Set it and forget it backup. Never even need to think about it - when I'm on wifi it's backing up my data.
  • Includes the ability to backup attached hard drives at no additional cost.
  • Easy setup of backup configuration.
  • Affordable pricing.
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Cons

  • Locked into the Apple Ecosystem. Does not port very well to Windows, Linux, or Chrome
  • Storage tiers are expensive
  • Sharing is possible, but not completely flushed out for things such as reminders, notes, calendars, documents, and photos
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  • Lacks the ability to backup your Mac user library folder. I understand why it doesn't do this, but it should be clarified what doesn't get backed up when this folder is skipped: namely Outlook and Mac Mail databases. This can be quite a shock (as it was for me) when I attempted a recovery and was surprised to learn this data wasn't backed up to Backblaze.
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Likelihood to Renew

Apple iCloud9.4
Based on 3 answers
It's so seamless that I can't imagine another product doing a better job synchronizing all of my devices. I simply do not think about it at all. Everything happens behind the scenes and I'm confident that Apple keeps my data safe and secure. I'm a happy customer as far as this is concerned. I have not had a bad experience with this service.
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Usability

Apple iCloud8.7
Based on 12 answers
It does what it does behind the scenes. Whenever you do use the interface online, its functions are very simple to use
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Backblaze10.0
Based on 1 answer
As stated in my review, Backblaze simply works and works simply. You install it. It runs silently in the background storing and safeguarding all your computer data remotely. You seldom notice it until you've lost something you need - then you can quickly find it online using their interface and restore it - which is what's really important.
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Performance

Apple iCloud8.5
Based on 6 answers
I really don't see any lag time when I access files from Apple iCloud. Files are accessible immediately from what I can see. Honestly, I probably don't access large content files very often so that may be a factor. In addition, I have never noticed iCloud being the cause of any slow access to a file or slow down any of my computers or mobile devices.
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Support

Apple iCloud9.0
Based on 1 answer
Apple support is quick to respond and know their product well. They will follow up with you to make sure your issue has been resolved and case can be closed.
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Alternatives Considered

Microsoft OneDrive storage is preferred when using Microsoft applications (Word, Excel) even on Apple devices. All in all I believe Microsoft solutions fare better than Apple one due to their greater flexibility
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Having been a customer of Dropbox for many years now, I feel like I have a good grasp on what the company offers. I have friends and colleagues that use Dropbox as a pseudo-backup system. I think this is a huge mistake. Go with a company like Backblaze that specializes and focuses on whole system cloud backups
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Return on Investment

  • Improved efficiency of Apple device usage
  • Streamlined the process of data collection, sharing and dissemination using Apple devices
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  • I think it saves IT a lot of time porting users over
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Pricing Details

Apple iCloud

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

Backblaze

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