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With?more than?1.3 million users and growing every week, Zoho.com is a popular online suite of productivity applications that include email, word processor, spreadsheet, accounting, collaboration, social networking and other creative tools. It's basically like having an online version of Microsoft Office, and Google Apps. And do you know what's great about Zoho?
It's cost efficient and free depending on the services you choose; it's hosted on their servers; little or no tech support will ever be needed; and it runs nicely on thin clients like netbooks or smartphones like the?iPhone. Also, according to CIOMagazine: Zoho has] got more applications than Google... The apps they have are richer.
Foundation Zoho gets you started with the vibrant Zoho.com and shows you how to use it for day-to-day tasks as well as have fun with it. This book also?helps you to utilize Zoho with iPhone or even with Microsoft Office, if you still wish to use it. What you?ll learn How to use Zoho.com as an at home and work office and productivity tool?work, but have fun as well What cloud computing is, how it's important, and?how it is?used in practiceHow to adopt Zoho.com as your daily business and at home Do -it-yourself (DIY) solutions that require little-to-no technical knowledge nor?support. How Zoho can play a key role in the future of business applications, to increase productivity and collaboration, while at the same time minimizing and all but eliminating costs and overheadHow to use all of the major Zoho applications and how to incorporate them into daily activitiesHow to increase productivity and collaboration in business using these applicationsHow to be more productive using Zoho itself, by learning shortcuts, tips, and miscellaneous tools and pluginsExtending Zoho.com to your iPhone or Microsoft Office Who this book is for
Anybody who uses the Internet, word processors, and planners, especially businesspeople, freelancers, scientists and researchers, and students. Table of Contents Getting Up and Running with Zoho Processing Your Words Of Numbers and Sheets Present Yourself All in One Box Live in the Cloud Publish in the Cloud Zoho Utility Applications The Plaza Manage Your Business Manage Your People Manage Your Invoices Manage Your Projects Take Control of Your Meetings Data Is Everything
Science seems to compete with the universe itself in fascinating us every day, and computer science is no doubt one of science s most fascinating disciplines. I remember saying good-bye to the last mainframe in town back in 1997 (yes, I had the chance to actually see a dinosaur); back then, no one would have imagined in their wildest dreams that we would be able to access the resources of super-fast data centers from our mobile devices anywhere in the world, especially a mere 12 years later. Today, it sounds rather normal if I tell you that you can run a virtual office completely online. Thanks to great technologies made by great people, Zoho has come up with a suite of applications that allows you to do most of the things you do every day using expensive hardware and software. And they provide it online and for a price of a morning latte. In this book, you will learn how to start taking your work online, and you will see a handful of good reasons why you should do this. No matter what your business or the size of your organization, you will find at least a few applications useful for solving some of your problems. In this journey, more than knowledge and ambition, you will need a slight change in mind-set in order to welcome the new era, and I hope this book can play a role in that process, no matter how small."
With over 1.3 million registered users to date growing at about 100,000 a month, Zoho is starting to emerge as one of the most interesting Cloud-based Software as a Service suites of online applications to date, that both individual consumers and businesses can use, work and create online. Zoho continues to make news with deals with GE and other companies as well as individuals who want to cut down on their expensive software, licensing and technical support costs.
Also, with the growth of thin client devices like iPhone, BlackBerry, netbooks and more, cloud computing is on the rise. Put simply, The Web can now host most applications that were once confined to the desktop and hard drive. Zoho.com represents the first real wave of these types of online application services suites with more on the way.
Getting StartED with Zoho.com gets readers started with the vibrant Zoho.com and shows them how to use it for day-to-day tasks in business and at home. Therea (TM)s some fun to be creative with Zoho as well. This book also shows readers how to use Zoho.com with iPhone or even with Microsoft Office.