CloudOn CEO Milind Gadekar has said that tablets are doing wonders for revitalizing the use of enterprise software, but hints that future growth is achievable through Microsoft Office.
NEW YORK -- Speaking at the second TabletBiz keynote in New York, Gadekar said that the firm has overcome the inventory problems it experienced with its cloud service iPad app earlier in the year, and input that tablet growth is changing the face of enterprise software.
“Enterprise software used to be about functionality and nobody cared about usability. But the way of selling enterprise software has now completely changed, and you’re now selling to the end user," said the CloudOn CEO, who added that 80% of its users sign up to the service using personal email addresses.
But it's not just tablets helping enterprise software to change, with Gadekar suggesting that future growth could be dependent on how successful Microsoft Office is on mobile devices running iOS (which is where 95% of CloudOn's users come from), Android and Windows 8.
“[Microsoft] Office may even be a bigger platform than Facebook. 1.2 billion people are using different flavors of Office so we definitely see Office as a very competitive tool in enterprise. We're hoping to keep pushing on that front.”