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Difference between Dropbox and HCL Connections

  • Last Updated : 14 Jun, 2020

1. Dropbox :
Dropbox is a file hosting service provided by the American company Dropbox Incorporation. It offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud and client software. It was founded in 2007. Dropbox was developed by two MIT students Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi. It offers only 2 GB free storage space. It is one of the earliest cloud storage services.

2. HCL Connections :
HCL Connections is a storage software which is provided by HCL Technologies. It was developed by IBM but HCL acquired it in 2019. It is an enterprise-collaboration platform which helps teams work more efficiently. It was launched by IBM in 2007. It offers 5 GB free storage space. It provides limited storage space for paid accounts. It was earlier known as IBM Connections.

Difference between Dropbox and HCL Connections :

It is owned by Dropbox Incorporation.It is owned by HCL Technologies.
It was launched in 2007.It was also launched in 2007.
It offers 2 GB free storage space.It offers 5 GB free storage space.
It was developed by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi.It was developed by IBM.
It provides unlimited maximum storage space.It provides limited maximum storage space.
It has traffic or band-width limit of 20 GB per day for free and 200 GB per day for paid.It does not have traffic or band-width limit.
It has the maximum storage size unlimited for paid.Maximum storage size is 1 TB here.
It supports less types of file formats.It supports more types of file formats.
Here maximum file size is 10 GB and unlimited using client application.Here maximum file size is 2 GB.
It provides additional storage space of 500 MB for referral up to 18 GB for paid.It has no referral system for gaining additional storage space.
It shares files through web applications.While it shares files through links.
It uses block-syncing to update changes quickly.It does not use block-syncing to update changes quickly.

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