The competition between cloud storage providers has clearly become more intense over the past few years, as we’ve seen both Google and Dropbox improve their own offerings for business customers. Every year, market research company Gartner evaluates popular “content collaboration platforms” by using various criteria such as usability, security and simplicity, but Microsoft’s OneDrive once again fared pretty well in the company’s latest CCP Magic Quadrant Report for 2017.
“Today, we are happy to announce that Gartner has recognized Microsoft as a Leader in the new CCP Magic Quadrant Report for 2017,” shared Microsoft yesterday on the Office blog. “In addition to being positioned as a Leader, Microsoft was placed highest for Ability to Execute.”
As you can see in the above image, Box ranked highest for “completeness of vision,” which is not completely surprising considering the company’s deep enterprise focus. A little more than a month ago, the company launched a new Box Drive Sync client that can stream files from the cloud, keeping all sensitive information secure at all times.
As for Microsoft, the company says that “usage of OneDrive for Business has more than doubled in the last year alone.” This is just for business users, but the company is not forgetting about consumers too: Later this year, the company will bring OneDrive Files on Demand with the Fall Creators Update, which will rejoice many consumers who missed the OneDrive Placeholders from the Windows 8 era.Further reading: Gartner, Gartner Leaders, Microsoft, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business