What do Zoho, Firefox and the iPhone 3G have in common? Not hard to guess since you already read the blog’s title!
Yes, they all won in their respective categories in InfoWorld’s 2009 Technology of the Year Awards. In our case, we won in the Best Office Alternative category.
This highlights the great work that the Zoho Writer, Sheet and Show teams have been doing. Congrats guys!
In recognizing Zoho, InfoWorld cites a few things that we’re very proud of. For example, off-line access for Zoho Writer, and also that you can upload your macros-loaded Excel sheets… and we’ll even run those for you in the cloud.
And they’re right on target when they say you could use Zoho to “run a complete business“. And that’s exactly what we do – we use Zoho Mail and the integrated chat heavily internally; Zoho Reports for analyzing data; Zoho People to find our colleague’s information; Zoho CRM to capture our leads and customers; Zoho Creator for building ad-hoc applications… I could go on, but we have more than 20 applications. You get the picture.
Finally – if you’re not ready for an office alternative just yet, that’s cool. You can use Zoho Docs to upload and share your Office, OpenOffice, Works, iWorks files. One cool thing about Zoho Docs is that it will keep the documents that you upload in their original format. From there, you can share them with your contacts for easy and instant collaboration.
ps. Oh yeah – another thing Zoho, Firefox and the iPhone have in common is that I use them about 12 hours a day… each!