from Forbes Magazine 4/13 enhanced by Peter/CXO Wiz4biz
Evolution. The office thru the 1970s was built on paper files, the office of the 1980s was built on word processing, spreadsheets, & other PC software, and the office of the 1990s was built on websites. These days, the office is is built on Cloud-based Apps.
Assessment of the leading third-party apps downloaded to enterprise Google domains yields an astounding array of productivity solutions now being downloaded from the Cloud, ranging from collaboration platforms to electronic signature services to presentation software to project management tools. (In addition, three non-business apps slipped into the top 20 list.)
The List of top cloud apps within the Google realm was recently compiled by CloudLock, a cloud security vendor. The list is based on research on more than 100,000 Google Enterprise end-users to see what apps are downloaded the most in a corporate domain. CloudLock says it aggregated this anonymous data from its customers using its recently launched Community Trust Rating platform. Most of the apps are accessed via Gmail, GDrive files, Google Docs, or Google Contacts.
The top 20 third-party apps downloaded to enterprise Google domains consist of the following:
LinkedIn The worlds most popular “business-oriented” social-networking site that enables users to connect with colleagues, look for a job or establish business relationships to help each other or get answers to business questions.
Boomerang is a universal application for iOS that enables you to resume your desktop browsing exactly where you left off, and then send it back again. It’s a Firefox/Chrome plugin that lets users take control of when they send & receive Email messages
Rapportive shows you everything about your Contacts right inside your Inbox by combining what you know, what your organization knows, & what the web knows.
TripIt Trip Planner keeps all of your travel plans in one spot. Create a master Travel itinerary, and access your Itinerary Planner online or on your mobile phone. Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, etc.
Asana is a “free” shared-task list for your team. The place to plan, organize, & stay in sync.
Cloudon is a Productivity app available for the iPad & Android Tablets that features full Microsoft Office Support.
DocuSign Mobile App that allows anywhere, anytime access for signing, sending, & storing documents on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.
LucidChart is The easiest way to draw Flowcharts, Mockups, UML, Mind maps & more. Work together in real time with your Team & Clients.
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