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Apple iCloud

361 Ratings

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Apple iCloud

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Score 7.9 out of 101

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Score 8.4 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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Microsoft 365 Business

Microsoft 365 Business is almost like all other cloud based platforms, saving our data in the cloud. This is how one can actually re-access the data from anywhere even if not at their respective workstation or using the same laptop. However, the same thing could be a disadvantage if the company/individual using Microsoft 365 has poor internet connectivity issues.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Apple iCloud
8.5
Microsoft 365 Business
Versioning
Apple iCloud
8.2
Microsoft 365 Business
Video files
Apple iCloud
9.0
Microsoft 365 Business
Audio files
Apple iCloud
8.7
Microsoft 365 Business
Document collaboration
Apple iCloud
7.6
Microsoft 365 Business
Access control
Apple iCloud
8.0
Microsoft 365 Business
File search
Apple iCloud
8.6
Microsoft 365 Business
Device sync
Apple iCloud
9.1
Microsoft 365 Business

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Apple iCloud
8.4
Microsoft 365 Business
User and role management
Apple iCloud
8.4
Microsoft 365 Business
File organization
Apple iCloud
7.8
Microsoft 365 Business
Device management
Apple iCloud
9.1
Microsoft 365 Business

Cloud Storage Platform

Apple iCloud
8.4
Microsoft 365 Business
Performance
Apple iCloud
8.8
Microsoft 365 Business
Reliability
Apple iCloud
9.0
Microsoft 365 Business
Storage Reports
Apple iCloud
7.6
Microsoft 365 Business

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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  • We rely heavily on the booking tool included in the product. It ties seamlessly with Outlook and it provides our clients a shortcut to getting scheduled.
  • We like how well it syncs across platforms - desktop to cell phones, calendars and email are always up to date.
  • The Teams application allows us to reduce the amount of email we send in house and has increased our collaboration.
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Cons

  • There's lack of configuration options for most iCloud services. You cannot tune things to your IT department's requirements often.
  • It would be nice to have unlimited iCloud Backup by default across all devices.
  • iCloud Mail needs improvement of UI/UX.
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  • The Excel product is weak. We will always use the desktop installed Excel if we need a spreadsheet that has functions.
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Likelihood to Renew

Apple iCloud9.4
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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
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Apple iCloud is very usable, and anyone can use it without much knowledge. Simple backups are automatic, and anyone can set this up. More advanced document transfers may require some additional knowledge as to the restrictions and limitations.
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Alternatives Considered

Microsoft is incomplete and does not offer the all the features that iCloud does.Google offers a multiple alternatives where some are better and some are not, but they do not interact well together and you never know when Google is just going to kill off one of their services.Ultimately I love Apple hardware and its software works best with it. They do enough and have cool features and work together that accepting any shortcoming is palatable.
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Microsoft 365 Business is by far the most superior product on the market. Microsoft 365 Business offers a complete software solution for the storage, editing and manipulation of data/documents. In my opinion there is no other product on the market that even comes close to Microsoft 365 Business.
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Return on Investment

  • Awesome for when I get a new device and just want to set it up like I had it before
  • Great for keeping data synced between all devices
  • Forces me to stay in the Apple ecosystem and use their apps even if there are better alternatives
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  • Made transferring files very simple and easy.
  • Made communicating with off-site clients and collaborators so much easier.
  • Vastly increased the effectiveness and smoothness of editing documents by multiple individuals.
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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

Microsoft 365 Business

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