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362 Ratings

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Score 7.8 out of 101

Google Cloud Storage

162 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Apple iCloud

It seems to work very well for small group collaboration much better than it does for larger groups or more complex projects. The other (minor) thing, is that while working across locations, there isn't a chat function, which would be huge when working on documents that work off info that others have. While at the same location, working on a small project iCloud works great for us. The other issue is that some of our Android users can't do some of the same things their colleagues using iOS can while on the go.
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Google Cloud Storage

Google Cloud Storage has been especially useful since our organization also utilizes other Google products (gmail, google calendar, AdWords, Analytics). Therefore everything is easily integrated. Also, in my specific group within HR/Recruitment, it's been useful with sharing numerous resumes and job descriptions for candidates with hiring managers + other members of HR
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Apple iCloud
8.1
Google Cloud Storage
8.4
Versioning
Apple iCloud
7.8
Google Cloud Storage
8.5
Video files
Apple iCloud
8.4
Google Cloud Storage
9.3
Audio files
Apple iCloud
8.5
Google Cloud Storage
9.3
Document collaboration
Apple iCloud
6.9
Google Cloud Storage
7.7
Access control
Apple iCloud
7.3
Google Cloud Storage
9.3
File search
Apple iCloud
8.5
Google Cloud Storage
7.0
Device sync
Apple iCloud
9.0
Google Cloud Storage
7.6

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Apple iCloud
7.9
Google Cloud Storage
8.3
User and role management
Apple iCloud
7.7
Google Cloud Storage
8.7
File organization
Apple iCloud
7.7
Google Cloud Storage
7.9
Device management
Apple iCloud
8.4
Google Cloud Storage
8.1

Cloud Storage Platform

Apple iCloud
8.2
Google Cloud Storage
9.2
Performance
Apple iCloud
8.2
Google Cloud Storage
9.6
Reliability
Apple iCloud
8.8
Google Cloud Storage
9.8
Storage Reports
Apple iCloud
7.4
Google Cloud Storage
8.3

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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  • Ease of sharing within the company.
  • Easy to organize files/groups via Google Cloud Storage versus other cloud storage products.
  • Easy to sync other Google products (gmail, calendar, etc) to cloud storage.
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Cons

  • The Notes app in iCloud.com lacks the same functionality as iOS/Mac, in that it doesn't recognize when you've inserted a table into a note.
  • Pages, Numbers, and Keynote aren't as up-to-date as their iOS and Mac counterparts.
  • The level of editability (adding colors, etc.) isn't there in iCloud Drive like it is with Google Drive.
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  • The connection with local servers or your own computer.
  • You never know if you choose the right region or area.
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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 iCloud6.9
Based on 6 answers
Because there are no features that work well, for the Apple company level. For a third world software company, it could be acceptable.
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Alternatives Considered

NCommand was awful. It didn't work well for us, things went missing and tended to be clunky. iCloud has been great with a cleaner interface, more options to collaborate on a document within a single URL, and just being all around simpler. iCloud also hasn't gone down and been inaccessible as often as NCommand would.
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I tried a couple other alternatives but like GCS a lot, mainly because it's easy to understand. It practically follows the same idea and structure of many other Google products. Amazon is good, it's fast and cheap but the UI is something that confused me a lot. Additionally, I don't really have too much time to learn a new platform every month, so I keep to search tools that are easy to manage. And of course, scalable.
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Return on Investment

  • Built into Apple devices. It's one less expense to worry about.
  • Apple devices are more expensive, but ease of use and features such as iCloud are huge value adds.
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  • It's inexpensive
  • it's possible to connect very easily with other services like cloud accelerators, keeping costs low
  • You have to pay it every 30 days
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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

Google Cloud Storage

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