10 must have cloud apps for Small businesses

In fact, analysts at IDC say that cloud computing is becoming the ‘de facto standard for software delivery.’ Here are ten essential cloud apps that are helping businesses to grow faster.

  1. Office 365 Microsoft’s online productivity toolkit includes email, calendars, Skype for Business and Office productivity applications: all you need to run your business in the cloud. Office365.com
  2. Buffer Take the stress out of social media by buffering up your posts in advance. Buffer.com
  3. OneNote Microsoft’s digital notebook synchronises your notes across PCs, Macs, tablets and smartphones. You can even access your notes on the web.
  4. OneNote.com Build better relationships with your customers and make sure the whole sales team is working together with Dynamics CRM Online. www.microsoft.com/en-gb/dynamics/crm.aspx
  5. PickFu.com Fast, cost-effective feedback and market research online.
  6. If This Then That. Thousands of apps have APIs now and If This Then That is the glue. For example, whenever you take a picture on your Windows Phone, IFTTT can post it straight to Twitter automatically. ifttt.com
  7. OnDrive for Business Store your files securely in the cloud using Microsoft OneDrive; get 15GB free for personal use or up to 1TB of storage with OneDrive for Business as part of Office 365. OneDrive.com
  8. Turbine Take care of time off requests, purchase orders and expense claims online. TurbineHQ.com
  9. Yammer Like a kind of Facebook for business, Microsoft’s Yammer app lets employees share information, collaborate on projects and improve communication. Yammer.com
  10. Calendly Wouldn’t it be great if people could check your availability and book calls or meetings easily? Now they can with Calendly. Calendly.com