Monday, 16 July 2007

Competition for Google

In the world of on-line office-type applications, Google has some new, and interesting competitors in terms of the quality and range of browser-based applications offered. A recent Gartner report placed Zoho at the top of its list of "Cool Vendors in Web 2.0," Zoho's Office suite also won PC World's 100 Best Products of 2007 Award. Most of Zoho's products are free (for the time being). It charges for only a couple of products geared toward small businesses. Its CRM system, for example, is free for the first three users and $12 per user per month thereafter. Zoho plans to keep free versions of its products available for individuals. There will, in the near future, be a tipping point for this kind of application delivery.

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