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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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OneDrive

OneDrive is great in a high-bandwidth, corporate environment. Although I do access it from my mobile device it is a bit difficult to determine how to move files and if saved, to determine where a file is saved. If I have a folder with a large number of files, I would prefer to access it with a tool other than the mobile OneDrive app.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Apple iCloud
8.1
OneDrive
8.0
Versioning
Apple iCloud
7.8
OneDrive
8.2
Video files
Apple iCloud
8.4
OneDrive
7.8
Audio files
Apple iCloud
8.5
OneDrive
8.3
Document collaboration
Apple iCloud
6.9
OneDrive
8.5
Access control
Apple iCloud
7.3
OneDrive
8.3
File search
Apple iCloud
8.5
OneDrive
7.5
Device sync
Apple iCloud
9.0
OneDrive
7.7

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Apple iCloud
7.9
OneDrive
7.9
User and role management
Apple iCloud
7.7
OneDrive
7.6
File organization
Apple iCloud
7.7
OneDrive
7.8
Device management
Apple iCloud
8.4
OneDrive
8.4

Cloud Storage Platform

Apple iCloud
8.2
OneDrive
7.6
Performance
Apple iCloud
8.2
OneDrive
7.9
Reliability
Apple iCloud
8.8
OneDrive
7.9
Storage Reports
Apple iCloud
7.4
OneDrive
6.9

Pros

  • Backup of login credentials with KeyChain works particularly well. No other competitor can match the fully integrated nature of iCloud because Apple owns the operating system.
  • Seamless syncing with iCloud Backup works to a decent degree. Competitors like Dropbox are catching up, but iCloud comes out of the box and ready to go on new Apple devices, so it saves time for IT.
  • iCloud contacts helps with organization-wide syncing of contacts.
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  • I especially appreciate OneDrive as a way for us to store documents in the cloud. I make sure that all mission-critical work is included in a OneDrive-synced folder, and therefore don't have to worry if my computer crashes or hard drive fails.
  • Collaboration. The ability for multiple people to work on a document at the same time is key.
  • Integration with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Being able to open a doc in the native desktop apps, then save it and know that it's updated automatically in OneDrive is great.
  • Integration with Mac OS X. Being able to share docs right from the Finder is excellent.
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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 editing in One Drive is limited compared to the computer versions of Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • One Drive sometimes takes a while to sync files. We have noticed they are not immediately updated.
  • One Drive is not entirely compatible with Goggle Documents, there are some formatting issues when using the same document formats.
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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 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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OneDrive8.7
Based on 4 answers
OneDrive is still missing some key features. The web interface is pretty well organized, but should have more features. Like Google Drive uses build in web apps for editing documents, I don't want to be forced to download a file every time I want to edit it. Sometimes it is not responsive - it looks like it hanged up
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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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The only things that OneDrive does better then everyone else is the integration into Sharepoint/Office documents and the 1TB storage at this price range.

Our corporate solution is Google Drive mainly because of the robust client, better cooperation inside documents, better support for other OSs, etc.

If you really need to storage OneDrive is probably the cheapest option out there, but you would also not need the more advanced features that most others offer.
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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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  • OneDrive has made device replacement faster as users no longer have many files stored locally.
  • Increase in productivity as users are now able to work from anywhere on practically any device they choose.
  • Decrease in downtime as users are no longer hampered by a faulty device. They can simply switch to another device and continue working.
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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