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Apple iCloud

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Score 7.9 out of 101
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Score 7.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Apple iCloud

Honestly, we end up using Google Docs a lot more often than we use Apple iCloud because of the sheer ease of organization and instant link to our team email addresses. iCloud is suited well for being able to access your data remotely, but Google Docs has the same functionality and there is never a charge. It does what it sets out to do well, though.
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ownCloud

Easy to setup and maintain on linux systems but lacks usability if used in a Windows server environment when SMB shares need to be mapped.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Apple iCloud
8.1
ownCloud
7.4
Versioning
Apple iCloud
7.9
ownCloud
7.6
Video files
Apple iCloud
8.4
ownCloud
6.2
Audio files
Apple iCloud
8.5
ownCloud
6.2
Document collaboration
Apple iCloud
7.2
ownCloud
7.0
Access control
Apple iCloud
7.6
ownCloud
9.2
File search
Apple iCloud
8.2
ownCloud
6.9
Device sync
Apple iCloud
9.3
ownCloud
8.9

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Apple iCloud
8.0
ownCloud
7.4
User and role management
Apple iCloud
7.8
ownCloud
7.6
File organization
Apple iCloud
7.9
ownCloud
8.5
Device management
Apple iCloud
8.1
ownCloud
6.1

Cloud Storage Platform

Apple iCloud
8.4
ownCloud
6.6
Performance
Apple iCloud
8.5
ownCloud
5.3
Reliability
Apple iCloud
9.1
ownCloud
7.0
Storage Reports
Apple iCloud
7.7
ownCloud
7.4

Pros

  • Set it and forget it
  • Free for iPhone users up to a certain amount of data
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  • Many plugins, for video, audio, documents, integrations, etc.
  • Very secure, including end-user file encryption.
  • Open, I can federate with my friends' OwnCloud and share/backup documents.
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Cons

  • The nasty messages in iPhone where your attention is grabbed for any possibility to use iCloud. Too much, quite frankly, and the messages to the user are too complex and lengthy.
  • Integration with Microsoft Office products is below average. It looks like the iCloud team does not have this item as a priority.
  • Convoluted integration with iPhone and iPad. One never knows when you are seeing iOS functions/message or iCloud functions/messages.
  • That feature about syncing pictures was a disaster. All of a sudden, I got messages saying that my iCloud was full, and I did not uploaded a thing yet.
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  • You host your own data, maybe it's better to use an hosted version of OwnCloud to keep the files at a different location.
  • The WebUI can be very slow sometimes.
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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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Usability

Apple iCloud8.7
Based on 12 answers
These are the reasons why I really enjoy Apple iCloud:
  • Cross device ease of use
  • The ability to easily monitor the amount of space used
  • Extremely easy to upload documents and pictures
  • It is able to be accessed from a browser, which means that it can be accessed from any device with an internet connection
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Performance

Apple iCloud8.5
Based on 6 answers
I have never experienced downtime or system unavailability, and the experience of using it always feels instantaneous
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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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ownCloud6.4
Based on 1 answer
Regarding the community edition, there is a reasonably good support on the IRC, forums and in the issue section on Github. Perhaps a much more individual approach would be available if the premium support was chosen and the instance of the server was provided by the Owncloud company that also offers some premium extensions, not available generally. However, we did not need this level of support yet.
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Alternatives Considered

I think Apple iCloud needs a paradigm shift. I have seen this problem back in 1992, where Apple was King.
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ownCloud is one of the only self-hosted solutions worth it. It is open source and free, meaning that anyone with a Linux VM or an old laptop can host its own feature-rich cloud server. Many all-in-one firewalls will mix OwnCloud and CrashPlan, joining document management and backup. I backup my ownCloud using CrashPlan to my dad's computer so I can restore files in case of a crash.
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Return on Investment

  • Negative benefits. There was a significant expectation, followed by frustration.
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  • Since I don't use corporate space for my own data, I spare very expensive gigs of data!
  • Because it's open source and self hosted, I can have an enterprise grade cloud for free.
  • Slow Internet means slow performance. If you host your OwnCloud on a slow connectivity, you will have a lot of issues, and it can cost way more than a hosted version.
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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

ownCloud

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