Web 2.0 Expo —SAN FRANCISCO — April 21, 2008 — Zoho today announced that its suite of online collaborative productivity applications received a 2008 Webware 100 award for productivity by Webware, a CNET site. The Web 2.0 user community cast nearly two million votes in an online voting poll which ultimately selected the winners. Finalists for the 2008 Webware 100 Awards were selected by the editors of Webware.
The 2008 Webware 100 Awards recognize the best Web 2.0 sites, services, and applications that are leading the next wave of innovation. Webware editors received and reviewed thousands of entries. A complete list of the winners can be found at www.webware.com/100.
Zoho currently offers 17 online applications including many business-focused applications including Zoho Invoice, Zoho People, Zoho Meeting and Zoho Projects. Zoho's ongoing commitment to businesses is evidenced by an unending slew of new applications, such as the recently launched Enterprise Edition of Zoho CRM. With the breadth and depth of Zoho’s online productivity suite, Zoho is a one-stop IT shop for SMBs.
"Up until this point in Web 2.0, most of the focus has been on consumer-focused applications. However, we think the focus going forward will be on business applications. We are glad to see users acknowledge Zoho as an important player in Productivity Category in Webware 100" said Raju Vegesna, Zoho Evangelist,
"Now that companies – small and large -- are seeing that Web 2.0 tools can be used effectively for business purposes, online productivity applications are primed to take off this year and next year. We're seeing this first hand with a rapid increase in users of our business applications."
"The Webware 100 list has proven to be such a valuable resource for people new to Web 2.0," said Rafe Needleman, editor at Webware and CNET. "We honor those organizations who strive to deliver the most innovative Web 2.0 sites, services and applications."
Winners are invited to celebrate at the Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco (http://www.web2expo.com/) held April 22-25, 2008 at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco. Webware will honor the winners with a celebration as part of the Web 2.0 Expo Booth Crawl on Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 4:30 p.m. PDT on the show floor. The Web 2.0 Expo is the official partner of the 2008 Webware 100 Awards. To view all the winners and finalists, go to: http://www.webware.com/100.
Zoho is creating the most comprehensive suite of affordable, online collaborative productivity applications and business applications for today's knowledge workers. To date, Zoho has launched 16 different applications and more are in the works. Zoho has received numerous awards including a 2008 PC WORLD 25 Most Innovative Products Award for Zoho Notebook and “Best Enterprise Start-up” at The 2007 Crunchies. Nearly 200 developers work on the Zoho suite. For more information on Zoho, please visit www.zoho.com and blogs.zoho.com.
Zoho is a division of AdventNet, in business since 1996 providing innovative software tools and serving more than 10,000 customers worldwide. For more information on AdventNet, please visit www.adventnet.com.