In an article titled "Help With Your Business, Often Free, on the Web" (requires free subscription to view), Eric A. Taub while writing in the 'Small Business' section, has the following to say :
While Microsoft Office is the standard product for creating documents, slide shows and spreadsheets, some no-cost alternatives can create documents compatible with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
With Web-based software, available at sites like Thinkoffice.org and Zoho.com, users can grant access to others to read and change a file, without having to e-mail the document or keep track of the latest version. Files are kept at the companyâ€™s servers rather than on the userâ€™s PC. And because the products are Web-based, they can be accessed using any operating system, but not necessarily any Web browser.
Thanks to Eric & NYT! If you are a small business owner, Zoho is an ideal companion for you. Check out the free apps on offer at http://zoho.com.
ps: Zoho has been mentioned in main stream media like the NYT & the WSJ before. More on this here & here.