Why Turn to Alternatives to SharePoint 2010
SharePoint is an excellent collaboration service when users make project management and online collaboration with others. Specifically, SharePoint is more like a one-stop shop that offers users a platform to deal with large files with colleagues easily. However, some users are complaining about its problems and are willing to head to other collaboration services.
There are some reasons for quitting SharePoint Online:
- Expensive. Like other Microsoft services, SharePoint is not cost-effective. SharePoint + Office 265 charges $20/month for each user. When it comes to SharePoint Server, companies will need to spend thousands of dollars for a single license, which is highly expensive for middle or small-sized businesses.
- Complex. SharePoint is not easy to get started and users must read specialized tutorials so that they can have a basic overview of SharePoint Online. Meanwhile, you will encounter many problems and difficulties when working with others via SharePoint.
Due to the reasons above, users are seeking alternatives. And this article will introduce you 2 practical and reliable cloud collaboration services and the tool to manage these cloud collaboration services.
Alternative to SharePoint 2010: Google Drive
Google Drive, produced by Google, is one of the most popular and excellent cloud storage services for users to store and manage different types of files, such as videos, documents, PDF files, music files, and so on. It offers a set of tools to make it easier for online collaboration. For instance, users can share a Google Drive folder with colleagues so that they can work with the same file with others at the same time.
The premiere virtue of Google Drive is that it offers 15GB of free storage space for every new signup. This is very generous compared to other competitors. Although it shares the quota with Google Photos and Gmail, users can save relatively a lot of files there. Meanwhile, Google Drive allows users to make Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides online and send to others easily.
When it comes to pricing and plans, Google Drive is more cost-effective than SharePoint. As mentioned before, it offers a free plan. When users find the storage space is not sufficient, they can upgrade their accounts. The detailed plans are shown below:
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Alternative to SharePoint 2010: Dropbox
Dropbox is another practical cloud drive that brings many conveniences for users when they want to deal with the same file in real-time with others. Different from Google Drive, Dropbox offers less free storage space, that is, only 2GB of free space. That’s to say, users can only store a small number of files in Dropbox. Surely, users can subscribe to Dropbox to expand their storage space.
The most useful feature of Dropbox is the Transfer function. When you have a large number of files to share with others, you can transfer them directly and seamlessly. Meanwhile, if the recipient doesn’t have a Dropbox account, you can make a Dropbox file request when you intend to make collaboration with others.
Bonus Tip: How to Manage Multiple Cloud Storage Services
Both Google Drive and Dropbox are reliable and smart cloud storage services that are similar to SharePoint. If you still don’t know which to use, you can take advantage of them at the same time. In this way, you can make collaboration with others via Google Drive or Dropbox based on your requirements.
Also, there are many other practical cloud services, such as MEGA, Amazon S3, NAS, and so on. You can also take advantage of these cloud drives according to your needs. But the question is how to manage these cloud drives when you have multiple ones. In this case, you can utilize MultCloud to help you.
MultCloud, literally, means a platform to manage different kinds of cloud drives, such as Google Drive, Google Photos, OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, Google Workspace, NAS, Amazon S3, and so on. With this service, you don’t need to head to each cloud drive manually and frequently. Instead, you can manage data on the same app without going to different clouds.
There are many advantages of using MultCloud to manage multiple cloud services. For instance:
- Over 30 Cloud Drive Supports. MultCloud supports more than 30 major cloud services in the market. No matter it is personal cloud services or business cloud services, MultCloud supports them and allows you to add as many as possible.
- Various Basic Features Supported. Users can perform many features that can be done on the official web of each cloud. For example, users can upload and share documents, download photos from Google Photos, and more.
- Advanced Features Enabled. MultCloud offers many professional and smart functions for users to move data from one cloud to another.
There are 4 options, including transferring, syncing, backing up, and remote uploading. By using MultCloud, users don’t need to download and upload files between clouds manually. For instance, you are allowed to backup Dropbox to another cloud seamlessly.
In addition, there are many other professional functions such as Schedule Transfer/Sync/Backup. And when you plan to sync data across clouds, there are many sync models to select, such as “Mirror Sync”, “Move Sync”, “Update Sync”, “Cumulative Sync”, “Real-Time Sync”, and so on.
Tip: If you decide to quit SharePoint and head to another cloud, such as Google Drive or Dropbox, you might need to move data from SharePoint to another cloud. Then MultCloud can help you in this situation.
In the End
You’ve already learned 2 alternatives to SharePoint 2010 (if you are using SharePoint 2012, they are also alternatives to SharePoint 2012). Now, you can choose to use Google Drive or Dropbox. Or, you can take advantage of both of them. And if you want to migrate data from SharePoint to Google Drive or Dropbox, you can use MultCloud to accomplish the goal quickly and effortlessly.