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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Object Storage

Scenarios where IBM Cloud Object Storage is well suited:
* Building enterprise-grade data solutions with large teams
* Where an all-in-one platform is needed to solve complex problems that require an ecosystem of tools to work together
* Where IBM services already exist in the business
* Projects where scalability, security and technology integration are key drivers
Scenarios where IBM Cloud Object Storage is not well suited:
* Small teams with small budgets may be better off using open source tools
* Solving niche industry problems that require niche solutions
Ausrine S. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft 365 Business Premium

For technical tasks, in-company information, and cross-team collaboration, Microsoft 365 is perfect. For intra-company collaborations, more creative efforts, and outward-facing reporting, it may be still useful, albeit less seamless. For creative job roles, writers, web editors, designers, etc., the Microsoft suite may clash with their usage of Mac and Adobe suites.
Jeremy Kramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.5
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.6
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
Dynamic scaling
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.7
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
Elastic load balancing
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.5
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
Monitoring tools
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.1
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
Security controls
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.6
Microsoft 365 Business Premium

Pros

IBM Cloud Object Storage

  • IBM Cloud Object Storage is fast, secure, reliable and provides quick support when required.
  • Step by step documentation is easy to understand and implement for new users across the organization.
  • It is highly customizable and available based on the need of the use-case.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft 365 Business Premium

  • Cloud Storage is a breeze with OneDrive.
  • Sharing and storage of documents is so easy with SharePoint.
  • Communication on projects and keeping information relevant is fantastic with Teams.
  • Sharing Outlook Calendars and staying on top of the tasks is brilliant.
  • User Interface and seamless transition from computer to mobile devices and groundbreaking.
Amulya Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM Cloud Object Storage

  • While this platform has been around, it does take some getting used. The interface could be refined. My Firefox Browser automatically closed when selecting some options and creating new objects as an example.
  • The tutorials are a bit outdated in comparison to the screens shown. We understand the system is constantly improving. The tutorials should reflect the changes in the interface.
  • There are many pre-trained models. However, it is not clear as to how those models were trained, what bias may exist in the training data, and how a user could improve those models unless we simply have to build our own.
Dana Rafiee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft 365 Business Premium

  • Perhaps Office 365 biggest downside is its pricing and subscription-based model. In order to access any of Office 365 features, a monthly or yearly subscription must be purchased. If the said subscription is not removed, you lose all access to Office 365, including the desktop Office applications.
  • The various subscription tiers of Office 365 can be confusing, as only some tiers include the desktop Office application, while other tiers only include the web-based applications.
  • While the Office 365 admin console provides robust and granular controls, the sheer amount of options can be extremely overwhelming and difficult to unravel.
  • While I personally prefer the Office 365 interface and features, Google's G-Suite is a far less expensive and viable competitor to Office 365. G-Suite provides a very similar feature set, and even some additional tools (such as the ability to create forms and provide an intranet-like website for your organization).
  • While there is a very active community to help with any issues or questions about Office 365, Microsoft's direct support leaves a bit to be desired.
Aaron Pinsker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud Object Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft 365 Business Premium

Microsoft 365 Business Premium 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It is part of the organisation now. It provides and rich feature set and requires a relatively low amount of administration.
Andrew Buckle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage 5.8
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Microsoft 365 Business Premium

Microsoft 365 Business Premium 8.8
Based on 45 answers
Because we have most of the business suite programs, if not all, installed on our laptops already, using these products are extremely easy. They work seamlessly in our workflow and it does not feel like having to open new programs each time. Everything works under one umbrella, and thus the overall usability is rated quite high in our organization
Carrie Huang | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

IBM Cloud Object Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft 365 Business Premium

Microsoft 365 Business Premium 8.5
Based on 84 answers
At this moment it works perfectly and fast. No matter if is integrated to another software or system, it will always work with quality and reliability. Reports are done super fast, and for more complex reports its the same, Microsoft has done a great job performing the services and functionality of Office 365, there is no complaint in our company for that, we are totally satisfied with the performing of this suite.
Guillermo Cruz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage 8.7
Based on 6 answers
I have been working in IT sector for more than 15 years. I have worked with various vendors. IBM's sales team, support team have been really helpful. After we start to use their product, their UX design team also contacted us to get feedback from us. They are really interested about our experience.
Christopher J Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft 365 Business Premium

Microsoft 365 Business Premium 8.2
Based on 17 answers
As mentioned elsewhere in the review, Microsoft has historically paid attention to community feedback and issues, but timeliness can improve, and so can the addressing of long-standing issues about which many users have said "I have this issue too!" but no official solution exists. For issues that do have a solution, however, the solution is usually not difficult to find, and the explanation of features on Microsoft's website can mitigate many problems.
Jeremy Kramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage 8.5
Based on 2 answers
IBM's professional service for migrating data and implementing new cloud environment was perfect. They started to help us before we begin to bring together all data such as how can it could be best to transfer all data without problems. During the migration they watched all the process closely to prevent any failure. Lastly, after the migration, they gave us trainings on implementation.
Christopher J Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft 365 Business Premium

Microsoft 365 Business Premium 8.3
Based on 4 answers
The implementation went well and was very smooth. It did not require a lot of technical support.
David White | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

IBM Cloud Object Storage

I have evaluated Amazon S3 and Google's Cloud Platform.IBM Cloud Platform is well documented and very integrated with its other range of cloud services.It's quite difficult to differentiate between them all. IBM Cloud Storage is not a service I would have considered on its own merit, but with the power of Watson, which was an absolute pleasure to work with, alongside the cloud server options, I think the IBM cloud ecosystem provides something for everyone.
Keldon Alleyne | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft 365 Business Premium

Microsoft BI is another great tool but has a more specific purpose it serves. They can't really be compared against one another, but they do compliment each other as they both offer different things and different tools. Microsoft BI is used a bit, but probably not to its full capacity and potential.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM Cloud Object Storage

  • Prior to cloud storage, we used on-premises storage devices to store and backup, and sometimes it was a headache to scale up or down the storage according to our needs. With the introduction of Cloud Object Storage, we don't have to worry about scaling.
  • The uptime is also improved a lot after the introduction of Cloud Object Storage in our organization
  • Obviously, it's a very cost-effective way to store and archive data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft 365 Business Premium

  • Time savings are evident in an easy to use company wide email platform that allows you to schedule and book meetings.
  • There must be some savings available to purchasers who purchase the 365 Business package for all company computers as they scale up.
  • You can decide if you require a more custom and expensive solution if 365 isn't enough but it's a great starting point.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Microsoft 365 Business Premium

Pricing Details

IBM Cloud Object Storage

General

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

IBM Cloud Object Storage Editions & Modules

Edition
Lite PlanFree1
Standard PlanThere is no minimum fee, pay only for what you use2
  1. Up to 25 GB/mo. For all terms go to https://www.ibm.com/cloud/object-storage
  2. For pricing and all terms go to https://www.ibm.com/cloud/object-storage
Additional Pricing Details
The Lite and Standard service plans for Cloud Object Storage include resiliency options, flexible data classes and built-in security. Pricing is based on your choice of location, storage class and resiliency choice.

Microsoft 365 Business Premium

General

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

Microsoft 365 Business Premium Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.6
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud Object Storage
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
10.0

Usability

IBM Cloud Object Storage
5.8
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
8.8

Performance

IBM Cloud Object Storage
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
8.5

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.7
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
8.2

Implementation Rating

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.5
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
8.3

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