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.
With more than 700 customers and 90,000-plus users, Onehub's business has grown since it first opened its doors in 2007. The developer provides online collaboration and file-sharing software, specializing in creative industries and client service organizations. Sign-up for the application is free, and no credit card is required, the company Web site said. A paid version also is available, ranging from $29 a month for the individual plan to $499 per month for the enterprise program. "Onehub customers typically set up one workspace for each of their clients or one workspace for each of their internal departments. Sometimes, they set up one workspace for each of their projects," Onehub said.