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Dropbox Business

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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Dropbox Business

It is well-suited when security is a priority, as it is highly secure. It is also well-suited when you have a higher budget and need a more robust featureset than some of its more affordable competitors. Given its market share, it is also appropriate to use Dropbox where you have a wide array of clients, because chances are, many of them will already be using it
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

SpiderOak

SpiderOak is well suited for local backups of the computer the client resides on. It is well suited for local area storage backups. It is less suited for remote backups, over a VPN or wide area where the data is continually changing. For data that continually changes, like in our document management system, the client needs to be on the same network as the data.
Dave King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Dropbox Business
8.9
SpiderOak
8.9
Versioning
Dropbox Business
8.8
SpiderOak
10.0
Video files
Dropbox Business
8.8
SpiderOak
9.0
Audio files
Dropbox Business
8.9
SpiderOak
9.0
Document collaboration
Dropbox Business
8.3
SpiderOak
8.0
Access control
Dropbox Business
9.1
SpiderOak
10.0
File search
Dropbox Business
8.9
SpiderOak
7.0
Device sync
Dropbox Business
9.5
SpiderOak
9.0

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Dropbox Business
9.0
SpiderOak
9.0
User and role management
Dropbox Business
8.9
SpiderOak
10.0
File organization
Dropbox Business
9.1
SpiderOak
8.0
Device management
Dropbox Business
8.9
SpiderOak
9.0

Cloud Storage Platform

Dropbox Business
9.2
SpiderOak
8.3
Performance
Dropbox Business
9.2
SpiderOak
8.0
Reliability
Dropbox Business
9.5
SpiderOak
9.0
Storage Reports
Dropbox Business
8.8
SpiderOak
8.0

Pros

Dropbox Business

  • Cloud storage of large files. Makes for easy sharing and downloading.
  • Activity tracking allows us to see when files were downloaded and by which users.
  • Able to sync files across devices, so when updates are made they can be pushed to desktop, laptop, etc.
Justin Roodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

SpiderOak

  • Versions Files meaning it makes multiple copies of the same files as it is updated
  • Zero Knowledge meaning our storage is complete secure and private
Dave King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Dropbox Business

  • File previews. Dropbox is not the best at allowing you to preview the file. A lot of times people will have to download the file to view it. We've done video work and the client will review it with the Dropbox preview and the quality is very low. This causes the client to thing the video file is low quality.
  • Pricing is a bit on the high side compared to other cloud storage solutions.
Andy Ryan | TrustRadius Reviewer

SpiderOak

  • The Software Client sometimes fails and the only resolution is to uninstall/reinstall
  • Support meanig there is no number to call, you do everything over email
Dave King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Dropbox Business

Dropbox Business 5.0
Based on 4 answers
Dropbox is very expensive and its price is not as competitive as it was. We are looking for an alternative that will enable as to subscribe more users at a more affordable cost.Also, we did not like Dropbox customer service, and felt that they should have found a way to compensate us for some of the damage they were responsible for when restoring our data.
Oran Bar-Tal | TrustRadius Reviewer

SpiderOak

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Dropbox Business

Dropbox Business 9.0
Based on 18 answers
From the IT department perspective, I give an 8 because there are certain areas where management can get a little tricky. Some areas are not the easiest to understand, and I've found myself chatting with their tech support on a few occasions to find answers to things that should have been evident. From the end user perspective, I give it a 10 - I'll keep pushing this - industry standard - if they don't do it right - no one can. For the end user - it works well. Receiving shared folders and files, sharing folders and files - super simple and easy to teach.
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

SpiderOak

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Dropbox Business

Dropbox Business 8.9
Based on 14 answers
Dropbox generally performs quite well. Syncing b/w computer and cloud is generally quick, even for large files - and Dropbox does a good job at managing bandwidth to not use all available bandwidth. In addition, Dropbox includes a LAN based syncing mechanism, so two computers on the same network can sync files via LAN vs. over the internet. Dropbox's webpages always to seem to load quickly and display files, even in a folder with large amount of files, quickly. Dropbox's web-based search though is often times slow and inaccurate.
Aaron Pinsker | TrustRadius Reviewer

SpiderOak

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Dropbox Business

Dropbox Business 8.6
Based on 31 answers
Generally we use the help topics and forums mostly. However, as Pro Business account holders we get priority email support and when they say priority, they mean it. The few times we have actually used it, mostly in the beginning, they replied to our questions immediately. The speed at which they responded was awesome. To be honest though, everything in the Dropbox system is so simple, and the help functionality and forums are so helpful, we very rarely ever even think of asking for priority level support.
Brian Muench | TrustRadius Reviewer

SpiderOak

SpiderOak 7.0
Based on 1 answer
While I gave them a 7, it is in regards to the access to support. This is a business application and not being able to call them can sometimes be a problem especially when you need immediate support. They still tend to manage their support on a consumer line model and not a business grade model. With that said, I will say they are very knowledgeable of the product and how to resolve most any issue when I contact them.
Dave King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Dropbox Business

Dropbox Business 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The implementation was actually very simple. Again, as stated previously, the most intriguing part of the entire exercise was the implementation of the directory structure for each account. Once you design and implement it for one, it becomes quite simple to replicate for each account you implement thereafter. You just really need to take time to ensure you implement the first perfectly and those that follow on will be likewise work efficiently and easily.
Brian Muench | TrustRadius Reviewer

SpiderOak

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Dropbox Business

I think the desktop element of Dropbox was really appealing. I haven't explored enough about Google Drive to know if they have some similar functionalities, but have used it only for some personal storage. For our team, Dropbox was a leader in the industry, so we felt most comfortable migrating to them.
Kelsie Hamilton | TrustRadius Reviewer

SpiderOak

In regards to overall performance SpiderOak is not as customizable as Unitrends, but based on the annual cost for SpiderOak and how we use the product, for a "Backup" to our primary backup solution, it is a welcomed option to our backup strategy when you consider the versioning, zero knowledge, share features and unlimited data.
Dave King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Dropbox Business

  • Dropbox has had a very positive impact on our ability to keep the team mobile and able to work from practically anywhere they have access to an Internet connection.
  • We no longer have to worry about accidental breach of privacy or security when using dropbox, where we have full control over which users can see which files – and when they can see and/or interact with them.
  • As a backup solution, it gives us peace of mind when accidents happen or a technical issue arrises. With Dropbox, our files are safe and easily accessible to those who should have access to them.
Jorden Beatty | TrustRadius Reviewer

SpiderOak

  • ROI is positive when you consider unlimited data for the annual cost.
  • Versioning when you consider backing up documents that continually change and need to restore a previous version.
Dave King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dropbox Business

General

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

SpiderOak

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dropbox Business
9.0
SpiderOak
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Dropbox Business
5.0
SpiderOak

Usability

Dropbox Business
9.0
SpiderOak

Reliability and Availability

Dropbox Business
7.0
SpiderOak

Performance

Dropbox Business
8.9
SpiderOak

Support Rating

Dropbox Business
8.6
SpiderOak
7.0

Implementation Rating

Dropbox Business
10.0
SpiderOak

Scalability

Dropbox Business
7.0
SpiderOak

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