Top 15 Cloud Collaboration Apps
April 04, 2011 08:00 AM Judging by the investments that developers -- both well-established and start-ups -- are making in the collaboration market, software vendors are paying more than lip service to the adage that no man is an island. Certainly, businesses are investigating -- and investing in -- tools that help employees brainstorm, locate each other, schedule meetings, and communicate via social networks. Collaboration technology itself covers a broad spectrum of devices, from instant messaging and email, to cell phones and videoconferencing equipment. The cloud empowers individuals to use these tools practically anywhere, further boosting corporate productivity and spurring investment. Here's 15 of the leading cloud collaboration applications.
Zoho Projects incorporates email, collaboration, productivity, and business apps into a suite of tools that are free for personal users. The software is discounted for non-profit groups, and enterprises fees begin at $12 month for the standard version and $35 a month for the premium version. In February, the developer announced that Zoho Projects was integrated with Zoho CRM; in September 2010, Zoho integrated its capabilities with Google Gmail.