Cloud Computing: 10 Ingenious Tools from Google Apps Marketplace
When Google recently launched the Apps Marketplace, some wondered just how useful it would be for businesses. Google has historically provided services that appeal to both consumers and the enterprise, but for the most part, its focus has been on more consumer-oriented products, rather than enterprise solutions. But with the Apps Marketplace, all that has changed. Google's online apps repository contains several programs that would likely appeal to many corporate customers and small businesses. Some are certainly better than others. And there are some rather novel apps in the Marketplace that go beyond simple functionality. Yes, you will find basic business programs, but you'll also find some highly useful and unique programs that provide new ways to solve problems at far less cost than many commercial software packages. This slide show takes a look at some of the more exceptional apps in the Marketplace. They can't be pigeonholed into any one neat category, so you will find a variety of solutions in this roundup.