Welcome!

Machine Learning Authors: Zakia Bouachraoui, Liz McMillan, Roger Strukhoff, Pat Romanski, Carmen Gonzalez

Related Topics: Machine Learning

Machine Learning : Article

Zoho Executive Predicts 2007 to be the Year of the Enterprise Web With AJAX

Zoho adds New Features to its AJAX-Based Zoho Office Suite

(SYS-CON Media) Zoho , the first comprehensive AJAX based office application has a Word processor, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Wiki, Chat, Project Management, CRM & Creator applications. All these services use AJAX.

Zoho Office suite consists of Zoho Writer, Sheet, Show and Wiki. All these have single sign-on enabled and so users need to register and subsequently sign in to any one of these only. All the rest will be accessible with the single account created in one of these services. There is integration between these products too, like a user can embed a Zoho Sheet chart or a Zoho Show presentation in a Zoho Writer document or Zoho Wiki page.

Says Manikandan Vembu (pictured), Director Engineering, Zoho, “2006 was the year of the consumer web where companies like YouTube, MySpace took off. We believe 2007 will be the year of the enterprise web where AJAX applications will play a crucial role in the enterprise space. Web 2.0 will help enterprises drastically reduce their IT spending & we believe this will bring new opportunities for Zoho in enterprises.”


For now, Zoho Writer/Sheet/Show are accessible (opened as a frame) inside of Virtual Office. We plan to offer more integration like opening a .doc file stored in Virtual Office directly in Writer etc.

What’s New in Zoho:
• Zoho Wiki is the latest addition to the suite.
• Zoho Show now does a better job of importing Microsoft Powerpoint presentations.
• Zoho Writer added 'Table of Contents' support – through which all the headings in one’s Zoho Writer document can be converted as a TOC automatically. Plug-in for Microsoft Office released allowing users to synchronize their MS Office files offline/online.
• Zoho Writer/Sheet API released using which developers can extract data (documents & spreadsheets) from within Zoho accounts.

Zoho is the only AJAX office suite with Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Wiki, Chat, Project Management, CRM, Email & Collaboration, Application builder & Organizer applications. All these applications use AJAX to offer a better user experience. The next generation of Office i.e Office 2.0 is not just Word processing, Spreadsheet & Presentation applications alone. Enterprises need more applications to run their businesses from Word processors to Email to Project Management to CRM to Application builder with good integration among them.

Key features
# Available for free
# No software to be downloaded/installed
# Accessible from anywhere with just a browser and an internet connection.
# Easy collaboration among multiple users without having to send the files back and forth via email
# Import/Export compatibility with Microsoft Office, OpenOffice files and other file formats like pdf, html
# Firefox/Internet Explorer Plug-ins for opening files in the web directly in the browser without the necessity for downloading them and then opening them with a desktop based application
# Plug-in for Microsoft Office allowing you to synchronize your MS Office files offline/online
# Versioning support for files
# Wiki with a WYSIWYG editor allowing everyone to use Wikis (no need to learn Wiki syntaxes)
# Other than allowing public Wikis, option for making your Wikis as private or group based

More Stories By RIA News Desk

Ever since Google popularized a smarter, more responsive and interactive Web experience by using AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript + XML) for its Google Maps & Gmail applications, SYS-CON's RIA News Desk has been covering every aspect of Rich Internet Applications and those creating and deploying them. If you have breaking RIA news, please send it to [email protected] to share your product and company news coverage with AJAXWorld readers.

Comments (1)

Share your thoughts on this story.

Add your comment
You must be signed in to add a comment. Sign-in | Register

In accordance with our Comment Policy, we encourage comments that are on topic, relevant and to-the-point. We will remove comments that include profanity, personal attacks, racial slurs, threats of violence, or other inappropriate material that violates our Terms and Conditions, and will block users who make repeated violations. We ask all readers to expect diversity of opinion and to treat one another with dignity and respect.


CloudEXPO Stories
The platform combines the strengths of Singtel's extensive, intelligent network capabilities with Microsoft's cloud expertise to create a unique solution that sets new standards for IoT applications," said Mr Diomedes Kastanis, Head of IoT at Singtel. "Our solution provides speed, transparency and flexibility, paving the way for a more pervasive use of IoT to accelerate enterprises' digitalisation efforts. AI-powered intelligent connectivity over Microsoft Azure will be the fastest connected path for IoT innovators to scale globally, and the smartest path to cross-device synergy in an instrumented, connected world.
There are many examples of disruption in consumer space – Uber disrupting the cab industry, Airbnb disrupting the hospitality industry and so on; but have you wondered who is disrupting support and operations? AISERA helps make businesses and customers successful by offering consumer-like user experience for support and operations. We have built the world’s first AI-driven IT / HR / Cloud / Customer Support and Operations solution.
ScaleMP is presenting at CloudEXPO 2019, held June 24-26 in Santa Clara, and we’d love to see you there. At the conference, we’ll demonstrate how ScaleMP is solving one of the most vexing challenges for cloud — memory cost and limit of scale — and how our innovative vSMP MemoryONE solution provides affordable larger server memory for the private and public cloud. Please visit us at Booth No. 519 to connect with our experts and learn more about vSMP MemoryONE and how it is already serving some of the world’s largest data centers. Click here to schedule a meeting with our experts and executives.
Darktrace is the world's leading AI company for cyber security. Created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Darktrace's Enterprise Immune System is the first non-consumer application of machine learning to work at scale, across all network types, from physical, virtualized, and cloud, through to IoT and industrial control systems. Installed as a self-configuring cyber defense platform, Darktrace continuously learns what is ‘normal' for all devices and users, updating its understanding as the environment changes.
Codete accelerates their clients growth through technological expertise and experience. Codite team works with organizations to meet the challenges that digitalization presents. Their clients include digital start-ups as well as established enterprises in the IT industry. To stay competitive in a highly innovative IT industry, strong R&D departments and bold spin-off initiatives is a must. Codete Data Science and Software Architects teams help corporate clients to stay up to date with the modern business digitalization solutions. Achieve up to 50% early-stage technological process development cost cutdown with science and R&D-driven investment strategy with Codete's support.