Like a typical week at Zoho, the past week was filled with lot of activity. We announced integration with Google Apps Sign-in and ofcourse improvements to some of our apps.
What’s atypical was the coverage in New York Times (Zoho: Thriving Amid the Giants) which spurred some interesting discussion in the community and revealed some interesting details about Zoho. Many users didn’t know that we as a company were around for 13 years, profitable without any external capital. The discussion in Hacker News was particularly interesting where Sridhar provided additional details on how we bootstrapped etc. That entire thread has many nuggets of information and is worth a read.
While we compete with larger companies on some of our apps, we do complement with them on a different set of apps, thanks to our broad application portfolio. ReadWriteWeb is right in assessing that Zoho has more complimentary applications to Google Apps than competing apps. We have seen businesses using Google Apps for Email while using Zoho for CRM, Projects etc.
With this week (and announcement) behind us, we look forward to yet another exciting week (and another announcement ;)) @ Zoho.