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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    File Sharing & Management

    CTERA Drive

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    Google Drive

    87%
    Google Drive ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    177 Ratings

    Video files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    168 Ratings

    Audio files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    163 Ratings

    Document collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    196 Ratings

    Access control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    193 Ratings

    File search

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    197 Ratings

    Device sync

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    184 Ratings

    Cloud Storage Security & Administration

    CTERA Drive

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    Google Drive

    87%
    Google Drive ranks higher in 3/3 features

    User and role management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    181 Ratings

    File organization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    191 Ratings

    Device management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    101 Ratings

    Cloud Storage Platform

    CTERA Drive

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    Google Drive

    87%
    Google Drive ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Performance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    190 Ratings

    Reliability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    192 Ratings

    Storage Reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    89 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

      Likelihood to Recommend

      CTERA Drive

      N/A
      0 Ratings
      8.8

      Google Drive

      88%
      199 Ratings

      Likelihood to Renew

      CTERA Drive

      N/A
      0 Ratings
      10.0

      Google Drive

      100%
      6 Ratings

      Usability

      CTERA Drive

      N/A
      0 Ratings
      4.7

      Google Drive

      47%
      37 Ratings

      Performance

      CTERA Drive

      N/A
      0 Ratings
      9.4

      Google Drive

      94%
      14 Ratings

      Support Rating

      CTERA Drive

      N/A
      0 Ratings
      4.2

      Google Drive

      42%
      83 Ratings

      In-Person Training

      CTERA Drive

      N/A
      0 Ratings
      9.0

      Google Drive

      90%
      1 Rating

      Implementation Rating

      CTERA Drive

      N/A
      0 Ratings
      8.0

      Google Drive

      80%
      9 Ratings

      Likelihood to Recommend

      CTERA

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      Google

      Suppose you require quick access to files across multiple systems. Real-time collaboration on Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets. You don’t have to send ten different versions of the same file back and forth. One person can write a document in Los Angeles, and someone in Tokyo can be on at the same time and see their edits as they make them.
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      Pros

      CTERA

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      Google

      • Any user with access can store a file using different platforms like Android, IOS, Windows, or Ubuntu (Desktop version)
      • You can share files with any number of different users with different access rights or you can even keep it public by providing the access link and assign different rights for public access
      • You can open Excel/Word files using google software Sheets/Docs in the browser environment without having to install software like Microsoft Office etc on your Windows OS
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      Cons

      CTERA

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      Google

      • Having a little bit more control and clarity over what is shared and how it is shared would be a useful improvement.
      • Could be more robust and flexible as far as assigning restrictions.
      • Google Sheets could be enhanced because Excel really is not there yet as a product with equal capabilities as there are still quite a few limitations to the functionality.
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      Pricing Details

      CTERA Drive

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      CTERA Drive editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Google Drive

        Starting Price

        $0 per month

        Editions & Modules

        Google Drive editions and modules pricing
        EditionModules
        Basic$6.001
        Business$12.002
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        1. per month
        2. per month
        3. per month

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Discounts are available for students, educators, and non profit organizations.

        Likelihood to Renew

        CTERA

        No answers on this topic

        Google

        For its compatibility, easiness, quick responses, user interface, storage capacity, files management and file listings. These are some of the reasons for giving higher ratings and Google Drive has become an integral part of my professional life. We use this software on daily basis and most of the time saving lot of time.
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        Usability

        CTERA

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        Google

        It's easy enough to use for computer users of all ages and skill levels. I am an advanced user, and I think the hardest part might be showing someone how to download and set up the app on their device if they weren't too familiar with computers, but overall it is very easy to understand.
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        Performance

        CTERA

        No answers on this topic

        Google

        The documents load fairly quickly and also update in real time, especially given the fact that multiple people can be using it at once. The "Offline" feature works great to allow the user to make edits and access the document without access to the internet, and then sync changes later once they're back.
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        Support Rating

        CTERA

        No answers on this topic

        Google

        It takes a few days for customer support to get back to you. Although, I have not had to use support too often. Once you get an email back, they are very thorough and work hard to fix the problem quickly. It is a really great resource and a great way to get the help you need if you're stuck. A phone call also works quickly but you have to call during specific times.
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        In-Person Training

        CTERA

        No answers on this topic

        Google

        The effective google workspace using training that my organization received and was conducted by me (as a team lead of the ICT team) was mind-blowing and as a result, our staff is performing well in terms of using the application for their daily jobs than before. Now, in my institution, all teachers and all the administrative personnel are very much interested in cloud storage facilities, in previous my institution was afraid of losing all important documents in the cloud storage. But, after having received the training they are now realized that if anyone has only one google account then he or she can use 15GB of cloud storage freely and they are now happy because now it is not necessary for anyone to carry the traditional pen drive.
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        Implementation Rating

        CTERA

        No answers on this topic

        Google

        It's an extremely easy software to implement, once you sign up for a google account you automatically have access to google drive with a set amount of storage space. The business or Google Suite accounts have more storage space than a regular free account, but setting up and accessing google drive is very easy in both cases
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        Alternatives Considered

        CTERA

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        Google

        Even though AWS provides a very similar service, Google Drive presents a much easier, cleaner and more user friendly platform (both through explorer or desktop app). Contrary to AWS where each collaborator needs to have a specific set of credentials to access the storage, Drive simplifies this process by enabling admins to invite google/gmail profiles to a specific folder or file, saving the whole proces of creating new profiles and credentials for new agents. Google customer Support is also in my experience much more attentive, quickly addressing any issues you might find using their service.
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        Return on Investment

        CTERA

        No answers on this topic

        Google

        • It is best to use if your university has partnered with Google. Unlimited Cloud Storage plus simplicity is evert student's dream!
        • It would be good, though, if Google would partner with other companies to be able to support/run other file types.
        • It is not pricey for all it's worth!
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