What are the differences between HCL Connections and ZumoDrive?

Let us understand the concepts of HCL Connections and ZumoDrive before learning the differences between them.

HCL Connections

It is a social software application developed by IBM in 2007 and later owned by HCL technologies in the year 2019. It is a collaboration tool which assists customers and business people with communication and workflow management.

It is mainly designed for file sharing, online meetings, and instant messaging. The programming language used is java and javascript.


The characteristics of HCL are as follows −

  • Collaboration analytics

  • Direct source capture

  • Content monitoring

  • Message threading and attachments

  • Contextual capture

  • Profile and identity management

  • Powerful search

  • Video conferencing

  • External archive support

  • Contact management


The advantages of HCL connection are as follows −

  • Community blogs and wikis are self-used managed and created by users

  • Tagging feature is excellent.

  • It provides great settings with a reliable result

  • HCL connection is a resource center for peer to peer sharing and collaboration.


The disadvantages of HCL connection are as follows −

  • It has to improve efficiency and performance within the organization

  • Many confusing methodologies to communicate

  • Needs training to onboard everyone

  • Import and export of data leads is confusing.


It was owned by Zecter in 2009. It is the hybrid cloud storage which is used to store all your media. It is supported by Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android, webOS operating system.

It is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall. When we install it, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program.

zumodrive.exe is an executable program which has seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 44.63 MB of memory.

The users can store and sync files online in ZumoDrive, and also between computers using their Hybrid Cloud storage solution. It is extraordinarily simple to use, transparent when it comes to your device experience, and equally functional on whichever platforms your various devices may run on.


The features of ZumoDrive are as follows −

  • Share files and folders.

  • Scheduled backup

  • File protection

  • Sync Folder

  • Scheduled Backup.

  • Resumes after Interruption.

  • Incremental Backup.


The advantages of ZumoDrive are as follows −

  • Cloud storage of ZumoDrive works like a regular hard drive on your computer

  • It has Automatic Sync

  • ZumoDrive is Safe and Secure


The disadvantages of ZumoDrive are as follows −

  • Large storage plans are expensive

  • We will lose data and files if we delete our cache files on the computer.

  • We have to go through the entire import process again to update iTunes, If we add new music files to ZumoDrive.


The major differences between HCL Connection and ZumoDrive are as follows −

HCL Connection
It was developed by IBM in 2007 and later owned by HCL technologies in the year 2019.
It was owned by Zecter Incorporation in the year 2009.
HCL connection offers 5 GB free storage space.
ZumoDrive offers 2 GB free storage space.
The maximum storage capacity of HCL is 1 TB.
Maximum storage size offered was 500 GB in ZumoDrive.
HCL connection does not support remote uploading.
ZumoDrive supports remote uploading.
The maximum file size of HCL connection is 2GB.
Maximum file had no limit in ZumoDrive for paid.
HCL connection has no band-width limit.
ZumoDrive has a band-width limit of 5GB for free and 200 GB for paid per month.
HCL connection is still in use.
ZumoDrive was suspended in 2012.
HCL connection provides file Synchronization service, file hosting service and cloud storage service.
ZumoDrive provides file hosting service and file synchronization service.
HCL is more costly when compared to ZumoDrive.
ZumoDrive is less costly when compared to HCL.