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Friday, 13 March 2015 10:28

The top ten business cloud apps by growth

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Is your business missing out? Are you behind the curve? The top ten cloud apps are revealed and they’re probably not all the ones you’d expect to see. See the cloud movers and shakers and get the credit card out now.

The rise in software as a service cloud applications means there’s now tens and hundreds of cloud apps for almost every business process, and it’s getting harder to decide which one to use. However  as we always maintain there’s safety in numbers, and on the whole people tend to gravitate toward applications that offer the most value and best fit and will discard apps that don’t. But how do you find out the most popular applications?

The answer is to look at what people are using and use that hard data to create a list, but nobody is going to tell you this sort of information are they? Wrong,  Skyhigh are one business that has access to those numbers and this Cloud Growth Top Ten is the result of looking at the cloud apps used by the 15 million users they regularly monitor in over 350 enterprises worldwide.

So without further ado, here’s the top ten business cloud apps based on growth over the last quarter in 2014

Position

Name

Quarterly Growth (%)

1

Todoist

146

2

Loggly

119

3

ToutApp

94

4

ONTRAPORT

69

5

Projectplace

58

6

Join.me

53

7

Lumosity

47

8

CloudSponge

43

9

Behance

40

10

Waze

38

 

If some of the top ten are unfamilliar to you then here's a quick guide to the cloud business productivity top ten. 

1. Todoist

Todoist is a to-do list and task manager that lets you access tasks anywhere and collaborate on tasks with other people. With projects, sub-tasks, and filters, you can stay on top of your work and be more productive.

2. Loggly

Loggly is a cloud-based log management and analytics service that helps DevOps and technical teams make sense of massive volumes logs in order to solve operational problems faster.

3. ToutApp

ToutApp is the leading sales communications platform offering salespeople email tracking, templates, and real-time analytics to increase productivity and help close more deals in less time.

4. ONTRAPORT 

ONTRAPORT provides a business and marketing automation platform with CRM, marketing, payments, partners, and support functionality to help entrepreneurs scale their companies.

5. ProjectPlace

ProjectPlace is a collaboration platform and is also the only service on the list to receive the highest Skyhigh CloudTrust Rating of Enterprise Ready, demonstrating a company can invest in both growth and security.

6. join.me 

Join.me is an online meeting solution that lets you share screens, record presentations, and annotate screens, whether your participants are on desktop or mobile.

7. CloudSponge

CloudSponge lets you refer friends to use an app by importing their addresses from popular webmail services including Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail and desktop address books such as Outlook and Mac OS X.

8. Luminosity

Lumosity offers delightful games designed by neuroscientists to help improve and test cognitive ability that work across the web, Android, and iOS.

9. Behance 

Behance offers creative professionals an online platform to showcase their branding, fashion, graphic design, and web design work, and companies a way to find creative professionals worldwide.

10. Waze 

Waze is a community-driven traffic and navigation app. You can leverage real-time community reported alerts including acci2015dents, hazards, and police traps and receive directions to avoid traffic.

Fact Sceptics like us will be no doubt wagging fingers at Skyhigh for choosing growth figures rather than actual cloud usage numbers, however relax as Skyhigh calculated growth rates for each of these services and ranked them, excluding services that didn’t meet a minimum threshold of users (ie  they didn’t include apps that grew 800% from 1 to 7 users).

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