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Likelihood to Recommend

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud really does a great job with KeyChain and it is very well suited if you have to transition users from one device to the next. For larger organizations, say, over 25 people, you probably want a more full-fledged auth manager. I would not recommend using iCloud for their Calendar and Mail apps.
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Carbonite

Carbonite is a good solution for a stand-alone PC, a home PC or a laptop that leaves the office and has data on it. Definitely not an enterprise solution, even though they do provide higher-end packages, I would not recommend it to a client. I also question to call this a disaster recovery solution as it's retention is only 30 days.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Apple iCloud
8.0
Carbonite
Versioning
Apple iCloud
7.9
Carbonite
Video files
Apple iCloud
8.2
Carbonite
Audio files
Apple iCloud
8.1
Carbonite
Document collaboration
Apple iCloud
6.8
Carbonite
Access control
Apple iCloud
7.3
Carbonite
File search
Apple iCloud
8.4
Carbonite
Device sync
Apple iCloud
9.1
Carbonite

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Apple iCloud
8.0
Carbonite
User and role management
Apple iCloud
8.0
Carbonite
File organization
Apple iCloud
7.7
Carbonite
Device management
Apple iCloud
8.2
Carbonite

Cloud Storage Platform

Apple iCloud
8.2
Carbonite
Performance
Apple iCloud
8.3
Carbonite
Reliability
Apple iCloud
8.9
Carbonite
Storage Reports
Apple iCloud
7.5
Carbonite

Pros

  • Synchronized Calendar
  • Synchronized Contacts
  • Synchronized Photos
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  • Manages backups of files in real-time. Any time there is an addition, deletion or modification of files, the software backs it up immediately.
  • Web interface makes it very easy to see current storage, users and settings so all necessary modifications can be done anywhere with an internet connection.
  • Mobile applications are available so users can access their important files from cellular phones if needed.
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Cons

  • Would like the ability to have a folder on the desktop to auto upload to iCloud Drive
  • Would be nice to be able to share links with people like Dropbox for file sharing within iCloud Drive
  • Unclear how to not synch select photos
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  • I would like to see a business management application for Android.
  • As an administrator, it may be nice to browse the member files from an application without having to sign in as the user.
  • It would be nice to be able to archive old files on a local computer easily.
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Likelihood to Renew

Apple iCloud9.4
Based on 3 answers
It is a very necessary product if you are using Apple devices. If you are then you should utilize it.
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Carbonite1.0
Based on 1 answer
I found their alerting to be very poor. I missed several days of backups without knowledge of this, until I signed into the portal. I would get daily emails reporting backups were in progress or done, but nothing indicating that a backup had been stuck or paused for 3 days. For this reason alone, I did not renew.
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Usability

Apple iCloud6.9
Based on 6 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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Alternatives Considered

Apple iCloud is great for keeping me on the same page with all of my devices as far as photos, contacts, calendars, etc., are concerned. However, Box or Dropbox are easier to use for collaboration. I like the ability in Dropbox or Box to have a folder on my desktop that auto-shares files with my colleagues and clients. I use both services.
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Carbonite works well and is affordable for personal and small business customers
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Return on Investment

  • I do not use it for business.
  • It could hypothetically be used to back up data without connecting to a PC.
  • Notifications of full storage space can be irritating.
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  • Easy to install and use
  • Backups are carefree
  • Support is friendly
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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

Carbonite

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