You can implement all the cloud platforms you want, but without applications, cloud computing is just another IT model diagrammed on a white board. It's the cloud software, after all, that people use to get work done – everything from managing corporate finances, to hiring a new employee, to processing a customer order. Cloud computing is leveling the competitive field: Established application vendors have fielded cloud versions of their products while a new generation of start-ups is challenging their dominance of the application arena. Here’s 20 cloud computing software vendors we think solution providers should have on their radar screens.
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