It was on Zoliblog that I first heard about Zoho. I have not paid much attention to alternative office tools. I have Microsoft Word on my enterprisey IBM laptop and I’ve not felt the need to try anything else at work. At home we use Apple iwork and it does the job. I use Livewriter to write blog posts, as I found the wordpress.com editor prone to the occasional Great Harry Houdini moment. Perhaps though, it is time to have a play with the office in the cloud.
At this point I would normally have a captive audience of 3 or 4 people so I could spin off into a little experiment I had put together. The main idea of what I did was to demonstrate how easy it was to connect my NW04s system (the one running on my laptop – that blew some minds in itself) to Zoho. Now Zoho is the leading online office suite company who were the first to launch the complete package of office style applications as well as the first to offer full Sign on and now they’ve also launched an API.
Next time someone spins me the old old SAP is hard to integrate with lament, I’ll point them there and here. Apparently this is SOA.