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Real User
IT Manager at a construction company with 51-200 employees
Feb 22 2018

What is most valuable?

Easy to use for all skill levels No client required when new files have been added to the site Logs indicating when files are uploaded and downloaded Simple account management Ability to upload large files to specific employee with a simple... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Prior to ShareFile, we had an FTP site, which was much more challenging to maintain and users had difficulty accessing and understanding the FTP process. Since there was no Outlook integration with FTP, large files had to be manually uploaded... more»

What needs improvement?

Reporting features could be better Support could be better; we don't usually need it but I have read a number of complaints from users with more complex implementations (API use, AD integration) that have had issues. Web-interface has been... more»
ownCloud
Real User
Solutions Architect at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jun 29 2017

What is most valuable?

I think it’s probably the best self-hosted file sync tool on the market. It’s a full web application platform, an indispensable tool for a business of any size that needs to deploy any kind of custom web UI. If you build an ownCloud app, you’ve got authentication, storage, security, caching, and database layers already fully baked for you. You just need to build... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We did a highly available deployment with: * Two redundant load balancers * Multiple redundant network links between our various remote offices and data centers * The internet * Four web servers * A highly available Redis cluster for session management and caching * A highly available MySQL database using Galera replication

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Box
Real User
IT Program Manager at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 25 2017

What is most valuable?

First, the device-agnostic cloud storage and collaboration. When we first deployed Box, we managed all of our own storage. Using Box for cloud storage allows us to focus on the service and maintaining infrastructure. Box has a number of nice... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Faculty, staff and students can collaborate with their peers on and off campus. Members of the University community have found many creative ways to use the platform. In some cases, they were able to really streamline processes and in others... more»

What needs improvement?

Support for larger files. Improvements in speed - Box's high level of security impacts performance, especially when compared with other similar services. While it's understandable, it's annoying.
Real User
Server\Storage Administrator at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 20 2017

What is most valuable?

ShareFile gives you all of the features of cloud providers, but in an on-premises solution. Therefore, you can securely share files externally without storing your data in the cloud.

How has it helped my organization?

We are able to securely share large files by providing external partners the ability to download or upload data. There is also a notification feature that lets the user know a file has been downloaded or uploaded. This prevents someone from... more»

What needs improvement?

The user interface is fairly straightforward and easy to understand. The configuration on the mobile devices is a little clunky, in terms of setting up the application. For the account information, you need to enter it in the format of... more»
Box
Real User
CIO at a comms service provider with 1-10 employees
May 24 2017

What is most valuable?

* File sharing with collaborators not on the same domain with offline access from multiple devices: I work on many projects that are multi-organizational, such as with customers, suppliers, or acquisitions. * Being able to securely invite,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have complex bids with tight deadlines. This involves partners/suppliers and key staff who can work offline, such as on the train, and then sync up their files later when they have WIFI coverage. This allows faster responses and stronger... more»

What needs improvement?

Tasks and comments could be easier to see, report, search, and manage. I think it would benefit from a task full screen with list and sort functionality, then similarly a comments screen with list/filter/sort. So, rather than looking at... more»
Box
Real User
Informationsspezialist/Generalist at a legal firm with 51-200 employees
Jun 27 2017

What is most valuable?

* IFRAME Widget (To publish documents on another web page). Most of the best CMSs don’t offer any good DMS features. Not even many products as an add-on or plug-in. So why not take one of the best DMS (box) on the market and integrate (embed)... more»

How has it helped my organization?

There is no easier way to publish a (new) document to the web (via the IFRAME widget). Just put the file in the right place!

What needs improvement?

Data privacy, regarding where to store your data: Offering several transparent(!) options (where to store my data and whether to sync back or not and where to sync) regarding the local law situations (USA, EU, Switzerland!) would increase the... more»
Real User
Presales Professional at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 09 2017

What is most valuable?

Its ease of use, smooth integration into the existing environment, quick and easy management, the number of other features available such as snaps, remote replica, etc are valuable features. Mostly, their support is also great at reacting to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It allowed quick implementation of the cross-site replica for disaster recovery. A quick training of our collaborators allowed them to manage the basic functions and spread the management workload between different people.

What needs improvement?

InfiniBox needs sync replica. InfiniBox, right now, offers only asynchronous replication between two storages. Many environments do require sync replica between storages. Right now, INFINIDAT offers tools from IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC)... more»
Dropbox
Real User
Senior Consultant at Unify Square
Jun 22 2017

What is most valuable?

Dropbox is a file hosting service (cloud storage and file-syncing services). Its strong points are 1) Availability of dedicated Apps on any kind of O.S. 2) seamless sync 3) file versioning

How has it helped my organization?

I use Dropbox as a personal productivity tool, to always have critical information available using a browser or working on the local copy of the contents. The versioning feature enabled me to recover documents that I had edited by chance,... more»

What needs improvement?

2 Gb of free space and then a not so cheap subscription (also if the competitors have similar proposals for customers) Some additional features related to photo and video are not interesting for me (probably it depends on the personal... more»
Box
Real User
IS administrator at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 23 2017

What is most valuable?

The ability to collaborate around data anywhere, anytime is the most powerful features of Box.

How has it helped my organization?

The word Box has become a verb at Morehouse College. The Students, Faculty and Staff are constantly pushing the limits of the Box.com platform by finding ever more creative ways to use it! One of the greatest things is that they have not hit... more»

What needs improvement?

Like all cloud platforms, there are always areas of improvement around sync to local devices. We are very EXCITED about the soon to be released Box Desktop for streamed file content. We are looking to beta the tool!
Dropbox
Vendor
Marketing Campaign Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Jun 07 2017

What is most valuable?

The features that I find most valuable are the ability to sync across devices, easily access/share files and organize them among myself and my team.

How has it helped my organization?

This product has enabled my team to collaborate more efficiently on projects. We have had to review lots of large files for events and other large-scale projects; Dropbox has provided an easy way to do this across dispersed teams. It has also... more»

What needs improvement?

At times, the sync feature can take a while if a lot of files are updating. I also find it a little hard to organize my Dropbox folders on my mobile device.
Dropbox
Real User
Regional Manager APAC at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Jun 08 2017

What do you think of Dropbox?

Valuable Features Dropbox is very easy to use in a team environment. It is also great when sharing data with external parties. The small business version gave us ample capacity. • Improvements to My Organization With Dropbox, team members around the world have access to up-to-date content. • Room for Improvement Price Dropbox, like many file sharing tools, needs to synch to a local hard drive. That is a bit difficult with 5TB Dropbox content. • Use of Solution Before decommissioning Dropbox, we used it for two years. • Deployment Issues We could not get Dropbox to run effectively on a NAS. While in theory the tools are available, the synchronization never worked. • Stability Issues I did not encounter any issues with stability. • Scalability Issues I...
Box
Real User
Enterprise Content Management Administrator at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 05 2016

What do you think of Box?

Valuable Features Sharing and collaborating across files and folders has been a massive game changer. Also the ability to set Metadata around our content is amazing! • Improvements to My Organization We've realized that instead of a process taking months, such as the verification of a file, it now takes a matter of days or in some cases just hours! • Room for Improvement I would love to see the ability to invite collaborators extended to a file level, not just the folder level. • Use of Solution Since 2013 • Deployment Issues No, the Box staff helped answer all manner of questions! • Stability Issues None, very stable. • Scalability Issues It is easily scalable, we started with a few users and worked our way up. Only minor changes to our folder structures...
Carbonite
Real User
IT Specialist at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
May 24 2017

What is most valuable?

The data restoration feature is the most valuable because the end user requires minimum support to recover lost data.

How has it helped my organization?

Using the mobile client app has decreased the usage of portable storage devices for data transfer.

What needs improvement?

If I access my documents from the mobile app, I am also able to share these documents with accounts in other apps such as email, WhatsApp, Dropbox, google drive, etc. What I'd like is to be able to share a document or folder with other Mozy... more»
Consultant
Senior Consultant/Project Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 23 2017

What do you think of Citrix ShareFile?

Valuable Features Securely managing file transfer Ability to share/request files with vendors/consultants • Improvements to My Organization It provided end users with a secure file-sharing option with which they can share big files. • Room for Improvement Using the service using mobile devices • Use of Solution I have used it for two years. • Deployment Issues Deployment by vendor was not done right. We were looking for a HA solution but it is not configured like that. The vendor configured the server such that, in case the primary server fails, we have to manually configure the secondary server to take over. • Stability Issues We have not encountered any stability issues. • Scalability Issues We have not encountered any scalability issues. • Customer...
Box
Real User
Technical Analyst at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 19 2016

What do you think of Box?

Valuable Features We have gotten the most use so far from content storage, but other areas (collaboration, platform) are of keen interest for us. • Improvements to My Organization It has taken us from archaic means of document storage (local server shares) to a completely cloud based and mobile environment. For the first time ever, our sales professionals and managers in the field are able to access company data from anywhere at any time. • Use of Solution We have been using Box since June 2015. • Deployment Issues We did, with some password reset struggles which appear to be in the rear view. • Stability Issues We have experienced 2 major outages since deployment and both were resolved within hours of the outage occurring. • Customer Service and Technical...
Box
Real User
Head Of Information Technology at a real estate/law firm with 11-50 employees
Jun 09 2017

What is most valuable?

File sharing, authorization on the back, its ease of use and reliable uptime performance are valuable features of this solution. Better workflow automation. Get notification whenever new files are uploaded. Comments can be attached as to gain attention. Design is great as our users work seamlessly to upload, share and organize their files. Compatibility with all... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Now, we are able to monitor the usage of our users, get usage tips and get higher user satisfaction as compared to our own file sharing system.
Consultant
Consultant
Jul 12 2017

What do you think of Citrix ShareFile?

Valuable Features The Enterprise Dropbox solution is highly integrated with Microsoft's Office 365 and Azure products. • Improvements to My Organization We implement this solution at many customer sites which directly affects productivity and gives the customer a very flexible solution. The customers have the possibility to give access to their applications and data, but the data itself won’t leave their data centers. • Room for Improvement There are sometimes scalability issues after updates. • Use of Solution We have been using this for three years. • Customer Service and Technical Support I would give technical support a rating of 10 out of 10. • Previous Solutions We did not use a previous solution. • Initial Setup In terms of the initial setup, you...
Box
Real User
IS administrator at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 25 2017

What do you think of Box?

Valuable Features Simple file sharing and sync for internal and external customers. • Improvements to My Organization File sharing for projects and other unique activities have been greatly enhanced. • Room for Improvement Maturity of the enterprise security around user management. • Use of Solution We have been using this solution between two and five years. • Deployment Issues There were no deployment issues. Box consulting services provided an excellent, repeatable process to follow. • Stability Issues There were no stability issues. Core functionality remains solid. • Scalability Issues There were no scalability issues. • Customer Service and Technical Support Customer Service: I would give customer service a rating of 7/10. Most support...
Dropbox
Real User
Founder / Singapore Web Hosting / Domain Name Registration / Enterprise Exchange at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Nov 06 2017

What do you think of Dropbox?

Valuable Features File syncing is the most valuable feature. I use it every day to sync files across to the cloud. • Improvements to My Organization Dropbox Busines allows me to sync important work related files across multiple devices, which is important for collaboration. • Room for Improvement The connectivity and start-up need improvement. Sometimes, it takes a while to start Dropbox services and files are not synced. • Use of Solution I have used Dropbox for four to five years. • Deployment Issues Yes, sometime it may have issue while connecting from China • Stability Issues So far, we have encountered an outage once about three years ago. • Scalability Issues Dropbox allows us to upgrade to increase space. • Customer Service and Technical...
Dropbox
User
Business Analyst
May 22 2018

What is most valuable?

Work documents are dynamic. As staff work on them, they change. It is important that when a staff member is working with any document, he/she uses the most current version. Dropbox enables this to happen through syncing, which enables... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It ensures all our staff are using the current version of our documents. When a document is updated, the author updates it on his laptop and Dropbox updates the central document in the cloud.

What needs improvement?

Improve the ease of use. Sometimes, occasional users struggle to login again and access documents. This can be very frustrating.

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