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Apple iCloud

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Apple iCloud

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Likelihood to Recommend

Apple iCloud

If you own devices on a multi-platform of Windows and Mac, iCloud is a great storage option. First, you do get some free storage when you own an Apple device. Second, if you own an Apple mobile device, you can place whatever file folders you desire under the iCloud folder and have mobile access. I have never owned anything but an Apple iPhone so I wouldn't know about access for Android.
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OneDrive

OneDrive works well when you have dedicated resources to manage and keep the backing SharePoint site organized, and a team that's most familiar with Microsoft Office products.For a more tech-savvy teams that rely more heavily on real-time collaboration, Google Drive may be a better choice.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Apple iCloud
8.1
OneDrive
8.0
Versioning
Apple iCloud
7.9
OneDrive
8.2
Video files
Apple iCloud
8.4
OneDrive
7.7
Audio files
Apple iCloud
8.5
OneDrive
8.1
Document collaboration
Apple iCloud
7.2
OneDrive
8.3
Access control
Apple iCloud
7.6
OneDrive
8.5
File search
Apple iCloud
8.2
OneDrive
7.4
Device sync
Apple iCloud
9.3
OneDrive
7.5

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Apple iCloud
8.0
OneDrive
7.9
User and role management
Apple iCloud
7.8
OneDrive
7.7
File organization
Apple iCloud
7.9
OneDrive
7.8
Device management
Apple iCloud
8.1
OneDrive
8.2

Cloud Storage Platform

Apple iCloud
8.4
OneDrive
7.4
Performance
Apple iCloud
8.5
OneDrive
7.8
Reliability
Apple iCloud
9.1
OneDrive
7.6
Storage Reports
Apple iCloud
7.7
OneDrive
6.9

Pros

  • Efficiency. Apple iCloud can be set up to automatically place your files for mobile access. I have needed to access a file from my office computer countless times and iCloud has made that possible.
  • Security. I know security is always an issue and I have never felt that any of my files have been compromised. I believe Apple has a reputation to uphold and works hard to maintain secure cloud-based storage.
  • Multi-platform. I use Apple iCloud on my devices, my personal Mac computer and my Windows based office computer. I love how I can save or retrieve a personal or work file at any time on any of my devices.
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  • OneDrive integrates with my MacBook fairly well, allowing me to share documents and move fairly seamlessly between local and web versions of a file.
  • OneDrive keeps things in sync fairly quickly and without consuming a lot of system resources.
  • OneDrive (along with Sharepoint's) permissions capabilities are much more fine-grained than Dropbox.
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Cons

  • One of the functionalities that I criticize are "bugs". These "bugs" make some features unusable under earlier versions of iOS and Mac OS X.
  • Privacy is always a rising issue and something that one would always need to keep up with.
  • Moving a set of files from an iCloud Drive if they have not been synchronized yet will result in them being lost.
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  • Sync client (Windows) can continue to be updated such that it becomes even more stable
  • Mobile apps should be tweaked a bit more - they can be more intuitive
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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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OneDrive9.0
Based on 5 answers
Due to its tight integration into the Microsoft ecosystem and its bundling into the Office 365 service, continued use of the product is all but guaranteed. Unless there's a shift away from Microsoft, I can see no competing product offering the same ease of use and integrations taking the place of OneDrive
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Usability

Apple iCloud8.7
Based on 12 answers
I would give it 8/10 for its overall usability. It's working great for our Apple ecosystem, but we do wish we had more collaborative editing capabilities like those provided by Google Drive and Microsoft One Drive.
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OneDrive8.7
Based on 4 answers
It is really set up and forget. Nothing more.
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Performance

Apple iCloud8.5
Based on 6 answers
Apple iCloud is definitely a reliable storage and data management system. We haven't experienced many lags in loading or sharing, and they very quickly sync once you upload them into your personal iCloud. I haven't noticed any slowing down of other software or systems while using Apple iCloud - and they have great customer service.
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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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OneDrive compared to other products, allows you to create, edit, delete any file you have inside your OneDrive. You can create your Office documents without having the tool installed on your computer, that is, OneDrive has its own Office OnLine for the user's convenience. Without a doubt, it has many more tools than its competitors.
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Return on Investment

  • It has enabled us to work more efficiently.
  • It has increased accountability.
  • It has saved us money (in terms of time we would have paid out for employees to share files in less-efficient ways).
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  • We have decreased the amount of hard disk space on the servers.
  • Many users still do not adapt to using the tool.
  • Users who have adapted can improve their work performance.
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Pricing Details

Apple iCloud

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

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