Cloud applications are many and varied. When thinking about the term “cloud applications” most of us think about file storage services like Dropbox and CRM-systems like SalesForce. Cloud applications (or the more technical term Software-as-a-Service) are often defined as a software delivery model where the software is centrally hosted in the cloud. By this definition, Facebook, LinkedIn, Gmail and Instagram are also cloud applications. So there are tons of cloud applications.
How many cloud applications did you use 10 years ago? Facebook was not yet founded, LinkedIn was less than a year old, and Gmail and Instagram did not yet exist. So there weren’t that many cloud applications to use. The trend for these last 10 years has been an accelerating use of cloud applications, to a degree that most companies now depend on one or more cloud applications for their daily operation. The most used cloud applications for companies are email systems, CRM, support systems and file storage.
Another thing that has changed in the last 10 years is an increasingly competitive environment for most businesses. In order to stay competitive it is vital for every company to utilize all of their advantages to become successful. One of the things which can be turned to an advantage is the wealth of information most companies have stored in their computer systems over the years. Research shows that companies which are able to utilize the knowledge they are actually in possession of perform better financially than those that don’t have a strategy for efficient information access.
The best way to access information from multiple cloud applications is from one interface, in the same way information from multiple web sites are accessed from Google. Then there’s one place to go to when a document or email needs to be located, and Google has proved beyond a doubt that this information access model works.
Coxito allows you to:
- Browse and access information across your cloud applications from one interface
- Find your company-internal information just like you do on the web with Google