There’s no question about. The cloud has come to work.
Companies today use on average 16 cloud apps at work, according to a recent report published by cloud security company, Okta. And size doesn’t matter. Both big companies and small companies tend to offer their employees about 16 cloud apps.
Okta determined this by analysing the data from its 2,500 enterprise customers in 185 countries. They use use Okta to manage passwords and security for 4,000 cloud applications amounting to millions of logins daily by employees.
From that data, Okta discovered the 24 most popular apps used at work as well as the 10 fastest growing apps.
No. 24: Google Analytics, a freemium service that tracks and reports website and mobile website traffic.
No. 23: Yammer, a social network for employees where work groups can chat, post images/videos/documents and work on documents together.
No. 22: NetSuite, a suite of business apps for tracking financials, sales management (known as customer relationship management or CRM) and ecommerce.
No. 21: ADP Portal, the self-service app for using ADP's payroll administration and benefits management tool.
No. 20: Google Apps Admin, the administration page for a company's Google Apps account. It does things like set up or delete user accounts and select security policies.
No 18: Atlassian Jira, project management and issue-tracking software for software development teams.
No 17: Adobe Creative, the cloud suite version of Adobe's popular apps Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
No. 16: Cisco's WebEx, a service that hosts online meetings and web conferences, complete with slide decks.
No. 14: Twitter, a social media site where people can share thoughts in 140-character bites and companies can talk to and support their customers.
No. 13: Outlook Web Access - 2010, allows employees to access their email via a browser. It's like the cloud version of Outlook.
No. 12: DocuSign, a digital signature application that helps companies replace paper forms with electronic ones.
No. 10: GoDaddy, while famous for its web hosting services (and Super Bowl commercials), it also offers other business apps like email marketing tools and cloud computing hosting for developers.
No. 6: Amazon Web Services, the granddaddy of cloud services. It's a site that hosts applications, everything from the apps a company built themselves to commercial versions of just about every enterprise app you can think of.
No. 4: Google Apps, a suite of office apps best known for letting people collaborate on documents together. It includes email, a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation software, cloud storage, calendar, etc.
No. 2: Salesforce, a suite of tools used by sales and marketing people to track their customers, leads and contracts (a product category known as customer relationship management or CRM) and to create marketing campaigns and support customers.
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