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Find out what your peers are saying about Box vs. Google Cloud Storage and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Pros
"The first thing that we liked about this solution is that administrators do not have access to private folders.""The application is very light in terms of uploading and downloading files.""The interface is very good.""Box is very user-friendly; more so than SharePoint.""We've never had a penetration. We've never had a security issue that their support didn't solve. We love their audit trail. We can know exactly when a collaborator opens. We love how you can define a collaborator.""Governance and ease of use are why I think a lot of people like Box, including ourselves. Basically, we're concerned about what information is being sent to Box, so we use a lot of the Box governance features to make sure that what is being sent to Box is appropriate. If it is not appropriate, it is not allowed to be sent. It is also pretty easy to use. It is the easiest to use for customers and for technologists.""Box is very realistic when it comes to sharing capabilities."

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"The most valuable features are the ease and accessibility of information.""The solution is flexible and very user-friendly.""It's easy to use.""From an availability perspective it's fantastic; from a security perspective it's fantastic.""The most valuable features are stability and ease of use.""It is stable and scalable.""It's user-friendly. We find it to be very easy to use.""The solution is already stable and I have not encountered problems in this regard."

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Cons
"I would like to see improvements made in the ability to integrate with other online sharing systems.""Better integration with other solutions is needed.""The integration with other products should be improved.""The UI should be faster. Sometimes it lags when switching between documents.""I recommend doing the trial first, because it's not cheap ware. It's not overly expensive, but it's not cheap ware, and enterprise has a minimum number of users.""I haven't really come across a case where we're not able to use it for what it is, so I don't really have anything holding us up or any customers holding us up at this point that I know of. There are always some limitations, but as a technologist, I just live with them, and there is always room for improvement, but I don't have anything quantifiable.""If there was a plugin that added some sort of toolbar in Office, that would be great."

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"The user interface could be more intuitive.""The solution should improve its security and accountability.""They need more enhancements in the security features.""Could be improved from a storage perspective and a cost perspective.""Having more storage space would be an improvement.""Its security should be better from the data security point of view. It should be more secure, and it should get tightly integrated with products such as Google Docs and Google Sheets. Microsoft covers different kinds of tools such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel.""The problem I face right now is that my data warehouse is being hosted on Google Cloud, however, integration between Google Cloud to Microsoft Azure is a big problem.""The solution should have two factor authentication."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The pricing of this solution is better than Dropbox.""I believe Box is cheaper than SharePoint.""They are very price competitive when pushed. Initially, they come out with a standard list price, but they are willing to be very competitive. The Box price was pretty much equal to or lower than the Citrix price, and Box has more features.""There's a free version that allows you to use it with almost full-feature access. Even in the free version, it gives you all you need."

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"Better pricing would be helpful.""Its price is fine.""It's about nearly $10,000 USD to use the services on GCP, however, Google gave us a good deal which is why we originally went with them.""The solution is free.""They have recently changed their pricing structures, it used to be free but now it is a paid service. However, I am on a monthly subscription and the price is reasonable.""The price could be cheaper.""The price of the license could be cheaper. We are on an annual subscription.""I pay a yearly subscription fee."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Box is very realistic when it comes to sharing capabilities.
Top Answer: I use the free version. It provides me with all of the features that I need.
Top Answer: I believe there is still a desktop version; I used to use it in the past. If it's still in use, there should be a Microsoft Office plugin because most of the shareable documents are generated… more »
Top Answer: Its security should be better from the data security point of view. It should be more secure, and it should get tightly integrated with products such as Google Docs and Google Sheets. Microsoft covers… more »
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8.3
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out of 26 in Cloud Storage
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Average Words per Review
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8.8
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Overview
Box is a Modern Content Management Platform for companies of all sizes and industries. The difference that Box brings is that it offers the security and controls admins need with the sharing and collaboration capabilities end users want. Since 2005, Box has made it easier for people to securely share ideas, collaborate and get work done faster. Today, more than 43 million users and 62,000 businesses--including 59% of the Fortune 500--trust Box to manage content in the cloud. The Box platform provides HIPAA, FINRA, FedRAMP, and many other compliances to go with granular access permissions and advanced security capabilities. By using Box you can sync, share, and collaborate on all types of files, anywhere, on any device - but that's just the beginning. You can choose where to store your data, to manage your own encryption keys, and set workflows to automate content-based processes. You can also assign custom metadata tags to content, watermark sensitive content, and set file retention or legal hold policies. Box has deep, native integrations with Microsoft Office and Outlook, Google Apps for Work, Salesforce, Netsuite, Docusign, Adobe, and many other best-of-breed solutions you may already be using.

Google Cloud Storage offers developers and IT organizations durable and highly available object storage. Google created three simple product options to help you address the needs of your applications while keeping your costs low. These three product options use the same API, providing you with a simple and consistent method of access.

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GE, Toyota, P&G, Caterpillar, Flex, Schneider Electric, Sally Beauty, Eurostar, AstraZeneca, AirBnB, Whirlpool, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Nationwide, Aeropostale etc
Autism Speaks, Backflip Studios, Beneficio Facil, Bitmovin, Claritics, CloudBerry, Cosentry, DNANexus, DNAstack, Energyworx, Feedly, GenieConnect, HTC, JustDevelopIt, LeadPages, Leanplum, LiveHive, Mendelics, Ocado, RealMassive, Screenz, ShareThis, Songpop, Ubisoft, VendAsta, Webydo, Wix, zulily
Top Industries
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Non Tech Company30%
University11%
Financial Services Firm11%
Philanthropy7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider13%
Government9%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Computer Software Company33%
Educational Organization22%
Media Company11%
Transportation Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company28%
Media Company7%
Government4%
Company Size
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise49%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise50%
Find out what your peers are saying about Box vs. Google Cloud Storage and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
541,708 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Box is ranked 5th in Cloud Storage with 7 reviews while Google Cloud Storage is ranked 7th in Cloud Storage with 16 reviews. Box is rated 8.2, while Google Cloud Storage is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Box writes "Good folder privacy allows us to responsibly share files between departments". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google Cloud Storage writes "Easy to use and scalable with excellent technical support". Box is most compared with SharePoint, Microsoft OneDrive, Citrix ShareFile, OpenText Content Suite Platform and Office 365, whereas Google Cloud Storage is most compared with Amazon S3 Glacier, Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure File Storage and Huawei FusionStorage. See our Box vs. Google Cloud Storage report.

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